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Creating a healthier yard you’ll love
November 12, 2016 | 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Increase the health of your yard … for you, your community, and our near-by nature
There are many ways to increase the health of your yard – via rain gardens, pollinator gardens, water efficient gardens, rain harvesting, and more. The challenging parts are prioritizing some or all of these options and knowing when, where and how to incorporate them into your landscape.
The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate how a quick site analysis of your property can illuminate the best location for at least one healthy yard feature. We will discuss the importance of a vision for your outdoor space and how to manage the trade-offs between various landscape features. After all, one of the healthiest things you can do in your landscape is create an outdoor space that you love!
Participants should bring a print out of their property from Google Earth (or a hand-drawn sketch) with a north arrow, a few key measurements noted, downspouts marked, and any other important features indicated.
Becca Robinson is the Principal Designer and Owner of Grow and Gather Design and is currently the RAIN Coach for REEP Green Solutions. Her practice of landscape architecture centres around the creation of places that promote and celebrate the benefits of interacting with nature.
She has been the landscape designer for prestigious projects such as Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, a City of Edinburgh park adjacent to the Holyrood Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR). She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina.
- Doors Open: 1:15 p.m.
- Workshop: 1:30 p.m.
OPEN HOUSE: 2:15 – 3:30 P.M.
Stay to explore the REEP House for Sustainable Living. Or come to check out the house’s sustainable features.
Transportation and Parking
If REEP House for Sustainable Living is a short walk from your home that is the best way to get there.
We have a bike rack in front of the house for several bicycles. Since the house is very close to the Iron Horse Trail that may be a good choice.
Several GRT bus routes use Queen Street and have stops near Mill Street.
If you are driving, we encourage you to car pool with others you know are attending.
Since the house only has a few parking spots, we have arranged for parking spaces in a small private lot off Mitchell Street. Just walk across the grass to the back of the house or use the sidewalk on Queen to enter the front of the house.