Livestrong HQ garden a model of green landscaping by Digging

BonBon Break

It’s not about the bike. It’s not about the doping accusations either. What it’s about is this—cancer survivor, superstar bicyclist, and Austin resident Lance Armstrong has put his fame and influence to good use in the fight against cancer, founding Livestrong (formerly the Lance Armstrong Foundation) in 1997 to improve the lives of those affected by the disease. After 10 years in leased suburban office space, Livestrong converted a paper warehouse in East Austin into its LEED-certified permanent headquarters, with eco-friendly landscaping designed by acclaimed landscape architect and Austinite Christy Ten Eyck .

ABOUT PAM: Hello! I’m Pam Penick—an avid gardener, author of Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard, roving photographer, and the owner of Penick Landscape Design in Austin, Texas. I’m also the mom of a 16-year-old and a 12-year-old. Since 2006 I’ve been blogging at Digging in order to share my love of gardening and my wonder at the marvelous beauty of plants, gardens, and nature. You can find Pam on FacebookPinterest and Twitter.