Monday, April 17th from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill- 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505

Cost: $125 Member/$150 Not-yet-Member

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Cost: $30.00- If you are purchasing or have purchased your home through the Downpayment Assistance Program via Homewise, The Housing Trust, or Habitat for Humanity.

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Learn how to create a landscape that uses less water, flourishes as the climate changes, and meets
the needs of all who use it–a Landscape for Life!

In this 2 week Boot Camp for Beginning Gardeners you will deepen your understanding of how to get the most out of water in your garden, how to build healthy soils with minimal outside inputs, how to use native and other plants adapted to our environment, and how to find the most environmentally friendly landscape materials. For gardeners who want to learn how to create a truly sustainable garden, no matter where you live–in a condominium, on a city lot, or on a two-acre farm. Students will analyze their own home landscape focusing on soils, water, plants and use of materials. The fee covers a student handbook and most materials needed for the class.

This will be a two week class set right on time for you to get started in your garden. 

LFL 2017 Outline

Monday, April 17, Principles of Design and mapping your landscape

Homework: draw your basemap, think about your landscape needs and design style

Tuesday, April 18, Sustainability in the Home Garden and Role of Soils

Homework: Soil tests (ribbon test, drainage test) and map soils

Thursday, April 20, Successful Soil Practices and Role of Water

Homework: Map water flow, downspout or canale locations

Monday, April 24, Successful Water Practices and Role of Plants

Homework: Map existing plants, bring in unknown plants for id

Tuesday, April 25, Successful Plant Practices

Homework: Map desired spaces and plant concepts (e.g. garden beds, hardscape   elements,               cultivated areas vs wild areas, shade/ornamental tree, etc)

Thursday, April 27, Role of Materials and Successful Materials Practices

Q & A Session

Homework: Refine maps

Monday, May 1, Student Presentations and Review of Project Designs

Landscape for Life is developed by the U.S. Botanical Garden and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin.