Ecological Landscaping Classes Offered

We offer these classes to homeowners interested to learn more about creating their own backyard paradise. We teach single classes or a series in a package. Please bring photos of your property to get expert advice.



Proper Design for a Low Maintenance Landscape

May 6, 2009 Spring Lake Park, MN.

May 14, 2009 Stillwater, MN.

The Art and Craft of Stone Landscaping

May 28, 2009 Stillwater, MN.

Proper Design for a Bird and Butterfly Garden

May 13, 2009 Spring Lake Park, MN.

Rain Gardens and Rain Water Harvesting

April 29, 2009 Spring Lake Park, MN.

May 21, 2009 Stillwater, MN.

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All classes offered from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Rain Gardens and Rain Water Harvesting
Want a garden that looks beautiful year round, requires little maintenance and helps prevent water pollution? Learn about the latest trend in landscaping including sizing, location, installation and plant selection for your rain garden and rain water harvesting. With the wide variety of plants and materials available you can create a rain garden with a natural wild look or an organized planting suitable for the most refined settings.

Proper Design for a Low Maintenance Landscape Start planning your landscape for this spring. Get some professional design help whether you are starting fresh or looking to transform an existing landscape. In this class, learn basic design techniques to analyze your site, avoid common mistakes and find simple solutions to create a lower maintenance and eco friendly landscape. Learn about landscape materials and choosing plants that minimize work and maximize beauty.

The Art and Craft of Stone Landscaping Stone is natural and timeless. Stone from fields, rivers and local quarries brings an exceptionally natural look to your landscape. In this class you will learn how to use stone for building the structural elements of your landscape: paths, steps, walls and patios. Artfully placed stone seems to belong and evokes a landscape of natural and simple elegance. Get expert advice on your stone project and learn the basics of designing and building with stone.

Design Your Own Pond and Waterfall Do you dream of having your own water garden? Whether you’re just starting to think of having a pond or want to build it yourself, this class is for you. You will learn design considerations including size, location, depth and materials. Plants, fish and how to keep it low maintenance will be covered. This class includes slides and lots of ideas that will help you clarify what you want and how to integrate your water feature with your surrounding landscape.

Proper Design for a Bird and Butterfly Garden Birds and butterflies add grace, beauty and motion to the landscape. Learn about birds and butterflies native to our region and how to attract them to your garden. We’ll cover what habitat is necessary for a bird and butterfly area in your garden that is beautiful, low maintenance and can be enjoyed by all ages.

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