Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Landscape for Life Class at Diggin' It

This week at Diggin' It...

Landscape For Life

Join Landscape Designer Beth Matlock as she facilitates
Landscape For Life classes at Diggin' It.
Class 1-Saturday, Sept 6th
Class 2-Saturday, Sept 13th
Class 3-Saturday, Sept 20th
question and answer period after
Space is limited call to reserve your spot at

Landscape For Life was developed by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas in Austin, in conjunction with the United State Botanic Garden. The program teaches you how to get the garden that you want while working with your natural environment. Normally the class is composed of five two hour sessions and costs $250. At Diggin' It we will be doing a condensed version, focusing on the homeowner, and culminating in your own sustainable landscape design, and for considerably less money.
Class 1 - We will discuss: What a sustainable landscape is. The role that soil and water play in it. How you figure out what your soil texture and structure are. How to work with and protect your soil. How to be smart about your water use. Alternatives to municipal water. How to collect and maintain water on your property.

Class 2 - We will discuss: Native plants vs. adapted plants vs. invasive plants. The benefits of using native and adapted plants. Using your landscape to aid in energy conservation. Choosing hardscape and building materials. What materials can be reused and the clever ways to reuse unconventional things.

Class 3 - We will discuss and review a sustainable landscape design. We will review and discuss the plans that you have created based on the lessons that you learned in classes 1 & 2.

Each class will cost $10. If you take all 3 classes, the total will be $25.

Handouts of the presentation will be given out at each class. Please reserve your seat so that a correct number of handouts can be produced for each class. Let's save some trees. If you would like a copy of the complete Landscape for Life Student Manual, they can be purchased for $55. The manual will provide additional information to that presented during the classes. I will have a copy with me at each of the classes, so you are welcome to look through it.