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February 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Ecological Landscape Design

Ecological Landscape Design
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Ecologically sound landscapes are adapted to local environmental conditions and require fewer inputs to achieve success. Learn how to measure, inventory, and analyze a site; then make a conceptual design and planting plan using the “right plant, right place” approach. Broaden your design perspective, increase biodiversity in the landscape with native plants, decrease lawn, and create habitats that benefit insects, birds, and other fauna.

A detailed list of required materials can be found here.

It is recommended that students complete the Native Plants of Spring, Summer, and Fall, and Sustainable Landscape Techniques before enrolling in this course.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Six Thursdays: February 9 through March 16, Optional project evaluation: March 23 (Snow Date: Thursday, March 30)

About the Instructor:
Jenna Webster is a designer with Larry Weaner Landscape Associates where she works on meadow and habitat plans for public parks and preserves as well as landscape master plans for residential properties. She holds a MS in Ecological Design from the Conway School.

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