Friday, October 7, 2011

Components of a Sustainable Garden - Seminar

Landscape for Life Brown Bag Lecture: Components of a Sustainable Garden
Event Type: USBG Program or Event
Category: USBG Workshop
What: Components of a Sustainable Garden

When: Oct 21, 2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Where: U.S. Botanic Garden

Ray Mims, USBG Conservation and Sustainability Horticulturist – Soil, Water and Materials

Holly Shimizu, USBG Executive Director – Human Health

The Sustainable Sites Initiative recognizes the importance of human health and wellbeing as a critical factor in sustainable landscapes. Considerations include creating outdoor spaces for social interaction, providing views and quiet outdoor spaces for mental restoration, reducing light pollution and protecting and maintaining unique cultural and historical places. At this lecture, learn why human health is integral to a sustainable landscape and how the appropriate use of water, soil and materials is crucial to your success.

The USBG, in partnership with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, has developed Landscape for Life, a program for home owners on sustainable gardening and based on the principles behind the Sustainable Sites Initiative. This Landscape for Life series serves to highlight how home gardeners can incorporate sustainability into their personal landscapes. These brown bag lectures can be done individually or as a series.

Code: LH102111

Location: Conservatory Classroom

FREE: Pre-registration required

Early registration ends on 08/14/2011.
Regular registration starts on 08/15/2011 and ends on 10/22/2011.

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