Saturday, May 6th from 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

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

Member Cost: $125

Not-yet-Member: $150

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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 one day Boot Camp for Newcomers and 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 full day class set right on time for you to get started in your garden. 

8:00 – 9:00 am            Welcome and Introduction to Sustainability in the Home Garden

9:00 – 10:15 am          The Role of Soils and Successful Soil Practices

10:15 – 10:25 am        Break

10:25 – 12:00 am        The Role of Water and Successful Water Practices

12:00 – 12:30 pm        Lunch break

12:30 – 1:30 pm          Outdoor activity to map and review sun, water, soils

1:30 – 3:00 pm            The Role of Plants and Successful Plant Practices

3:00 – 3:10 pm            Break

3:10 – 4:00 pm            The Role of Materials and Successful Materials

4:00 – 5:00 pm            Design ideas

Your instructors will be Tracy Neal, horticulturist, landscape designer, and Certified Arborist, and Sylvan Kaufman, an Ecologist currently teaching ecology and restoration practices to landscape designers at George Washington University.

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