As our resources dwindle and people become more aware of how little time, money, and resources low-water landscapes require, more and more commercial property owners, agencies, and HOAs are interested in making that conversion. Ready to respond? This talk presents three beautiful, well done, low-water landscapes – two commercial and one large scale residential. Participants…

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The public’s demand for beautiful, easy care, low water plants is absolutely exploding. For professionals, keeping up with the demand can be challenging. This talk presents a large, but not overwhelming plant palette customized to meet these criteria. Nan covers how to use these plants in the landscape, what to combine them with, their culture,…

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Edibles are on everyone’s radar but they can be a challenge for professional landscape designers and landscape contractors to include in landscapes. Which are attractive enough to use as landscape elements? What is the best way to use them? How do we factor in our clients’ needs and preferences? These issues come up in terms…

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Planting, growing, and harvesting are fundamental to Judaism. Agriculture ties Jews to the seasons and to the land, through holidays and life cycle events. In this presentation, you’ll learn about connections between Judaism and fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, trees, shrubs, and more. Nan will talk about traditions and practices that easily translate to home gardens.…

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New garden trends still originate in old England! Even in that historic region, resources are becoming more precious. Private gardens and public gardens like Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, RSH Wisley, and Hidcote are among those refocusing on stewardship, far beyond sustainability. They integrate wildflowers and grasses into formal gardens as an acknowledgment that attracting beneficials is…

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Sustainability is a path, rather than an endpoint. And, if it follows the pattern of other cultural shifts, sustainability starts at home. From there, it spreads to workplaces, businesses, and our communities at large. So, how do we make our homes – our home landscapes in particular — more sustainable? This presentation inspires participants with…

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