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Eco-Answers with an ELA Eco-Pro – Landscape Design

Wed, August 25, 2021 @ 6:30 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Special ELA Members Only Event

Eco-Answers: Landscape Design

Thoughtful landscape design that is guided by nature will yield not only a garden oasis for humans to reconnect with nature but also can provide increased biodiversity, habitat, and make a positive impact on reducing carbon. Whether you have a small space on an urban lot or a large area to garden in the country, ecological principles should be the basis for your design.

Join ecological landscape designer, Irene Brady Barber to ask your questions about landscape design  and get professional advice to help get your project started or help solve your problems. During this 90-minute Zoom live forum, Irene will provide answers to some common questions and then focus on audience questions.

Irene will start the evening with brief opening remarks about ecological landscape design and then jump right into your questions for the bulk of the Q&A session. Some topics that Irene can address are:

  • Design principle overview
  • Ecological landscapes and the value of native plants
  • Can native plant designs look tidy and blend in with more formal gardens
  • Considerations for reduced water consumption
  • Making room for your grandmothers peonies (or other beloved non-native plants)
  • And more…

Please send your questions in advance so that Irene will know where to focus her attention. Also send photos of the plants or design area in question to provide some reference and to add interest to the discussion. Email photos along with your questions to:
If you don’t submit questions in advance, no problem, we will also be taking questions throughout the event.

Once you are registered for Eco-Answers with the ELA Eco-Pros, you will receive an email with the Zoom Webinar link.

About the ELA Eco-Pro

Irene Barber Irene is owner and landscape designer of Greenscapes Design LLC in Durham, ME specializing in therapeutic, accessible and ecological outdoor living environments for private and public settings.
She is the also the Adult Education Program Manager and Horticultural Therapist, HTR at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine where she designs and maintains vertical gardens in the universally accessible Lerner Garden of the Five Senses.


Wed, August 25, 2021
6:30 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
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