Landscape for Life (six-session course)

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, 6:30 PM
Location: Sycamore House, 23506 Founders Drive, Ashburn, Virginia

Attend this 6-session course and field trip in sustainable landscaping to learn how you can transform your home landscape into a healthy refuge that benefits birds, pollinators and other wildlife. Developed by the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden. 

Classes begin on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 and run through Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The cost is $65 per student.

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Class One, February 13

  1. Intro to Landscape for Life, Nan McCarry, Course Leader
  2. How your Landscape Affects the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Gem Bingol, Land Use Representative, Piedmont Environmental Council

Class Two, February 20

Soil in the Sustainable Landscape, Alex Darr, Senior Associate, EcoLogix Group

Class Three, February 27

Water in the Sustainable Landscape, Chris Van Vlack, Urban/Ag Conservationist, Loudoun Soil & Water Conservation District

Class Four, March 6

Habitat in the Sustainable Landscape, Celia Vuocolo, Habitat and Stewardship Specialist, Piedmont Environmental Council

Class Five, March 13

Plants in the Sustainable Landscape, Julie Borneman, Owner, Watermark Woods Native Plants

Class Six, March 20 (no class on March 27)

  1. Successful Plant Practices, Susan Abraham, Principal, Lush Life Landscape Design Associates
  2. Materials in the Sustainable Landscape, Nan McCarry

Field Trip, Saturday, April 7

Details will be reviewed during Class One.

Offered in partnership by: the Loudoun Soil & Water Conservation District, The Piedmont Environmental Council, Watermark Woods and the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy

Sycamore House, 23506 Founders Drive, Ashburn, Virginia

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