Make your landscape more ecologically sound by implementing a variety of sustainable
gardening and landscaping techniques. Learn how to manage and conserve water using rain
gardens, bio-swales, and rain barrels; reduce the demands of lawn care by adding meadow
areas; and increase your energy savings with strategically placed layered plantings. Develop
your garden as an ecosystem that supports a diverse population of beneficial wildlife and
creates healthy, natural habitats. Bring your lunch and be prepared to walk outdoors.
Claudia West grew up in a family-owned landscape nursery in Germany that specializes in
garden design and perennial plant production. She has a master's degree in landscape
architecture and is the ecological sales manager at North Creek Nurseries. Using her extensive
background in horticulture, ecology, and environmental restoration, she designs gardens that
incorporate native plants within a natural, layered framework. Her first book, co-authored with
Thomas Rainer, Planting in a Post-Wild World, will be published in autumn, 2015.
Susan Barton, PhD is an extension specialist and associate professor at the University of
Delaware. Along with partners, she developed the Plants for a Livable Delaware Program and
researched and implemented new roadside vegetation management strategies. Susan also
works closely with the nursery and landscape industry, writing newsletters, organizing short
courses, and conducting horticulture industry expos. She received the 1995 Nursery Extension
Award and the 2007 Ratledge Award.
This course is eligible for 4 PCH CEUs.
For additional information, or to register, click here: SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE TECHNIQUES