UW Botanic Gardens: Landscape for Life – Sustainable Home Gardening – Begins Sept 25

Begins Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

UW Botanic Gardens: Landscape for Life - Sustainable Home GardeningWHERE: 3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

CAMPUS ROOM: Douglas Classroom

PRESENTER: Barbara DeCaro, horticulturist and certified Landscape for Life Instructor


CONTACT INFORMATION: urbhort@uw.edu or 206.685.8033

TICKET LINK: www.cfr.washington.edu…

Four Thursday evenings, September 25, 2014 through October 16.

Are you a homeowner who wants to create and maintain your own healthy, sustainable landscape? Through instructor-led presentations, class discussions, and activities, you will deepen your understanding of how to get the most out of water in your garden, how to build healthy soils with minimal outside inputs, how to use native and climate-adapted plants for the Pacific Northwest, and how to find the most environmentally-friendly landscape materials. Students will analyze their own home landscape focusing on soils, water, plants, and use of materials. Landscape for LifeTM was developed by the US Botanical Garden and Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center to the University of Texas in Austin.

Cost: $125 before September 19 / $150 after

Register Online or call 206-685-8033

Instructor Barbara DeCaro is a horticulturist working for Seattle Parks and Recreation, where she develops best practices for managing public landscapes and provides training programs in landscape management for staff. She is a certified Instructor for Landscape for LifeTM and also develops teaching materials and provides instruction for the landscape industry in the ecoPRO – Sustainable Landscape Professional Program. Barbara is a life-long gardener and life-long learner, with over 40 years working in public gardens and landscapes.