Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Improving Your Landscape Design Skills

Dates: July 27, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and July
28, 2007 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, Fletcher, NC.

This intensive, dynamic, day and a half workshop for landscape designers combines professionally-guided instruction with immediate hands-on practice. Landscape design instructors from NC State University will provide materials, lecture, and demonstration to the participants. Participants will refine their techniques though drawing exercises, discussion and field critiques. Last year's participants said "they were completely unaware of a formal landscape design process" and that it "helped them tremendously to understand and practice the concepts that unite a site with the buildings and the plant material." "The instruction and practice gave them a foundation of design skills to strengthen their existing plant knowledge." After two days, most thought it too short to cover all the material effectively. As per the post workshop evaluations, the format and content was modified slightly to create a more cohesive theme over the two days. As always, the content is targeted toward the level of professional skill of those attending. This is possible because of the low number attending (40) and the high number of instructors and teacher's assistants providing one on one feedback during the two-day workshop. This is a unique chance to improve both your landscape design and professional skills.

Here is a link to the program on the MHCR&EC website.
Improving Your Landscape Design Skills

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.