FA17 Designing a Landscape for Life

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Tuesday October 3

11:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

Designing a Landscape for Life
Instructor: Tamara Graham
Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$138 Member / $148 Non-member
Limit: 24 students

The national “Landscape for Life” program, based on the principles of the Sustainable SITES Initiative™, teaches how to transform landscapes of any scale—whether a suburban lot, a 20–acre farm, a schoolyard, or the common area of a condominium—into beautiful and healthy environments that also benefit the surrounding community. This hands-on series provides guidance for planning a sustainable, eco-friendly landscape design, and serves as an ideal framework to help identify, plan and develop an independent project to meet the requirements for the Blue Ridge Naturalist certificate. This class fulfills the landscape design requirement for the Blue Ridge Eco-Gardener Certificate.

Tamara Graham is an Asheville-based landscape designer. In her 18 years of practice in Western North Carolina, she has worked on the design of landscapes across a broad range of scales, from new communities, streetscapes and parks to schoolyard habitats and private residences. In addition to her work in design, Tamara partners with area environmental organizations to facilitate numerous stream enhancement, reforestation and greenway projects in the region. Prior to teaching at the Arboretum, Tamara taught courses in sustainable site planning and design at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Graduate Program in Sustainability Studies and Haywood Community College's Natural Resources Management Department.