In this 5- week class, through lecture and hands-on learning, students will learn how to do a simple Landscape for Life site assessment of their property, create a checklist for garden renovation and new construction, know what to ask if you’re hiring a landscape designer, landscape architect, or contractor, and develop a checklist for choosing a new home site. We’ll use the beautiful gardens at Highfield Hall to learn how to solve real-life challenges that you can translate to your own back yard. When you’re finished you will have the information you need to choose the plants, design strategies, and maintenance practices that make sense for you.
Register on-line or call, 508-495-1878 ext. 2
About Barbara Conolly: Barbara earned a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in horticulture and a master’s degree in Public Garden Leadership, both from Cornell University. Barbara brings to her clients a unique blend of knowledge and experience in the art and science of sustainable garden design and management. A Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional (#1605), Barbara is a lifetime member of Pi Alpha Xi, the National Horticulture Honorary. Her original research is published in The Journal of Environmental Horticulture, and Public Garden.
Barbara is the owner of Gardens by Barbara Conolly, Inc. a design, installation, and management firm. She is a Landscape for Life trainer and teaches a preparation course for Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional certification for the Cape Cod Landscape Association and other landscape professionals. Since 2003, she has provided thoughtfully created landscape designs for residential and commercial clients.
About Landscape of Life: Based upon the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative TM Program, the Landscape For Life curriculum shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20–acre farm, or the common area of your condominium. Conventional gardens often work against nature. They can damage the environment’s ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding, combat climate change, and provide all the other natural benefits that support life on earth-including us. It’s possible to create a great–looking garden that’s healthier for you, your family, your pets, and the environment-and that saves you time and money.