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Creating a healthier yard you’ll love
Sat, 12 November 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM EST
A part of our Sustainable Living Speaker Series
… for you, your community, and our near-by nature
There are many ways to increase the health of your yard – via rain gardens, pollinator gardens, water efficient gardens, rain harvesting, and more. The challenging parts are prioritizing some or all of these options and knowing when, where and how to incorporate them into your landscape.
The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate how a quick site analysis of your property can illuminate the best location for at least one healthy yard feature. We will discuss the importance of a vision for your outdoor space and how to manage the trade-offs between various landscape features. After all, one of the healthiest things you can do in your landscape is create an outdoor space that you love!
Participants should bring a print out of their property from Google Earth (or a hand-drawn sketch) with a north arrow, a few key measurements noted, downspouts marked, and any other important features indicated.
Becca Robinson is the Principal Designer and Owner of Grow and Gather Design (www.growandgatherdesign.com) and is currently the RAIN Coach for REEP Green Solutions. Her practice of landscape architecture centres around the creation of places that promote and celebrate the benefits of interacting with nature.
She has been the landscape designer for prestigious projects such as Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, a City of Edinburgh park adjacent to the Holyrood Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR). She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina.
- Presentation: 1:30 p.m.
- Q & A: 2:00 p.m.
OPEN HOUSE: 2:30 – 3:30 P.M.
Come early or stay to explore the REEP House for Sustainable Living. Or come to check out the house’s environmental features.