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EDG Professional Webinar Series 2013

Lady Bird Johnson Workshop Series

LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER, PROFESSIONAL WEBINAR SERIES
Principles of Successful Sustainable Landscapes: Specification, Installation, Maintenance
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. CT on June 18th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th and August 20th

The webinar series focuses on the key components of designing successful sustainable landscapes starting with the foundational aspects of the process and culminating with techniques used to quantify the success of the design. The series is based on guidelines developed by Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) - a voluntary rating system for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices, created through a joint partnership with ASLA, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and US Botanic Garden. The goal of this series is to help train design professionals and contractors for efficient and successful specification, installation, and maintenance of project that have sustainable features.

Program Overview - Lady Bird Johnson Workshop Series

Webinar 1: Soils for Sustainable Landscapes (10 a.m. CT, June 18th)

This webinar will cover the concepts of plant-soil relationships and the characteristics of soil that need to be examined for sustainable design, including: compaction, texture, soil biology, types and role of organic matter and soil chemistry. It will also discuss how to interpret soil test results and quantify specifications for soils and soil amendments (fertilizer, compost, etc.) for restoration, plant establishment and growth.
Duration: 50 minutes

Webinar 2: Site Preparation + Installation (10 a.m. CT, July 9th)

This webinar session will discuss soil preparation and protection strategies, compost testing and amendments, compaction testing, BMP’s, and developing a preparation schedule. The course also highlights installation timing, irrigation schedules and site hygiene techniques.
Duration: 50 minutes

Webinar 3: Maintenance for Sustainable Landscapes (10 a.m. CT, July 23rd)

This webinar session will highlight maintenance strategies and benchmarks aimed at establishing and maintaining sustainable landscapes. Techniques discussed in this course include irrigation and mowing frequency, plant succession, monitoring of plant health, and monitoring and treatment of problematic species.
Duration: 50 minutes

Webinar 4: Master Planning + Stakeholder Engagement (10 a.m. CT, August 6th)

This webinar will cover one of the foundational aspects of sustainable landscape practices, planning and public facilitation. The session will discuss basic concepts and processes of facilitation, such as how to prepare and run a stakeholder meeting. Additionally, these concepts and processes will be reinforced by providing Master Plan examples which use site assessment information to develop a project vision, measurable objectives, landscape performance goals, and interpretive themes.
Duration: 50 minutes

Webinar 5: Rebroadcast - Soils for Sustainable Landscapes (10 a.m. CT, August 20th)

This webinar will cover the concepts of plant-soil relationships and the characteristics of soil that need to be examined for sustainable design, including: compaction, texture, soil biology, types and role of organic matter and soil chemistry. It will also discuss how to interpret soil test results and quantify specifications for soils and soil amendments (fertilizer, compost, etc.) for restoration, plant establishment and growth.
Duration: 50 minutes

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ecosystem Design Group, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Attn: Matthew O’Toole
4801 La Crosse Avenue | Austin, Texas 78739
motoole@wildflower.org | 512.232.0134

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