The Fuller Center for Productive Landscapes

The Fuller Center for Productive Landscapes is grounded in a long-standing tradition of education and environmental stewardship at Fullers Overlook Farm.

As a University of Oregon graduate, Sue Fuller initiated the “Study Afar” concept to bring students to the Northeast in a non-urban setting. The Department of Architecture and Allied Arts found a perfect fit in the Department of Landscape Architecture.

University of Oregon Overlook Summer Field School

Beginning in 2012, Overlook welcomed undergraduate and graduate students in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon. These students have the unique opportunity to study and live on an evolving cultural landscape that is simultaneously a reflection of its place and a source of inspiration.

With an original master plan designed by the Olmsted Brothers and an award-winning plan by Nelson Byrd Woltz guiding work into the future, Fullers Overlook Farm offers a premier environment for students to live and learn. With faculty and a visiting expert in residence, students examine the enduring connections between landscape, culture, and production. Students earn credit towards the University of Oregon BLA or MLA through the program, which also includes weekly multi‐day trips to New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Overlook Field School 2013 receives a 2014 Honor Award from The American Society of Landscape Architects Oregon

The Award celebrates professional and student excellence by recognizing the firms, individuals and agencies responsible for outstanding works of landscape architecture and environmental planning that promote an enhanced quality of life in Oregon and beyond.

The 2014 award was the first time the chapter gave an Honor Award, the highest award, to a student project.It recognized student research and creative practice at Overlook, exploring the challenges of forestry as a design practice.

See more about the Summer Field School past projects and Awards here:

Farm Education

Through the Fuller Center for Productive Landscapes, we offer three to four annual apprenticeships in restorative agricultural practices at Fullers Overlook Farm. Read about the current program.


If you have any questions please email fullersoverlookfarm@gmail.com or call Liz Krug at 570.687.4311