Landscape Design Basics for Homeowners - SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE
Date: May 5, 12, 19 and 26 (4 sessions)
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Instructors: Julie Weisenhorn, Director, U of MN Master Gardener Program and Extension Educator, and Jim Calkins, Horticulturist
Location: University of Minnesota Plant Growth Facility and Greenhouses, 1552 Gortner Avenue,
*Deadline for registration: April 16, 2010 - Email required for registration*
Price: $120 MSHS member, ($199 per MSHS member couple) ; $130 non-members ($210 per non-member couple); Price includes includes a comprehensive course packet, lab materials, and a set of basic design tools.
Got a landscape design project, but don't know where to start? This class will help get your design project off the ground! During this four-session class, you will use your own front or back yard as a class project and apply what you learn about site analysis, the design process and plant selection. The class will focus on the principles and theory of sustainable design, site analysis, concept and draft design development, and plant selection. Attendees will also learn how to develop quality bedlines, mix and match plants based on function and landscape characteristics, how to build flexibility into the design process, and the importance of the relationship between design and implementation. Class includes lecture periods as well as take-home assignments that will allow attendees to put pencil to paper and practice the techniques discussed during the class.
Instructors will email students by April 23rd with instructions for class preparation including taking a soil sample, and completing a questionnaire about your site.
NOTE: Plant Elements of Design plant selection CD developed by the University of Minnesota will be available for purchase during the class for $49.00, saving S&H.