Wednesday, October 10th: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
The public landscape has many opportunities to incorporate low impact development principles from design into maintenance. This course will focus on a summarized but comprehensive approach to designing and managing public landscapes including parks, parkways, and open space. The opportunities for sustainable design exist in the urban forest, parks, sport fields, open spaces, and urban spaces.
Topics will include:
1. Storm water treatment and capture: how to incorporate bioswales, bioremediation, and storm water retention into new landscapes and renovation projects.
2. Managing the urban forest within public landscapes, installing and maintaining trees in dense urban environments.
3. Plant materials: Is it right for the region? Do the materials match the desired image of the area? Does it have effective weed control, and planting for water treatment areas?
4. Sustainable Sports fields: working with minimal maintenance and managing water and fertilization.
5. Irrigation: Central Control, Drip Conversions, water audits
1. Learn to incorporate low impact development principles based on factors including, climate, funding, and maintenance levels available.
2. Learn to manage the landscape as a complete system including the urban forest , planting selections , and irrigation systems.