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Class: Expanding Your Business with Green Infrastructure: Five Tools to Incorporate this Season
Mon, March 29 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT
Water simultaneously manages to be the stuff of mystery and our daily routine. We use it to cook with, wash our dishes, and brush our teeth but very few can stand on the beach and not lose themselves watching the breakers roll in.
In the face of climate change, water is becoming much more of an issue, we either have too much too little and never when we really need it. Water bans, flooding and erosion are common now and it feels as if this life-giving resource has turned against us.
Get reacquainted with water and learn simple methods to capture and reuse storm water or slow stormwater runoff. Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) can restore healthy waterways and revitalize urban communities but requires a multi-disciplinary design approach informed by ecology, community, and long-term maintenance.
This class will introduce you to five GSI tools that you can use in your own landscapes or design into client projects:
- Rain harvesting
- Permeable pavements
- Green roofs
- Bioswales and rain gardens
- Tree Planting
With detailed discussion and project photos, Trevor Smith will introduce you to five practical Green Stormwater Infrastructure tools. He will share his two decades of practical experience designing, installing, and improving stormwater management systems. The class will include time for Trevor to address your questions on these GI tools.
Trevor Smith is the owner of Land Escapes, a full service regenerative landscape design and build company based in the Boston area. Land Escapes specializes in green stormwater infrastructure, such as permeable pavers and rain gardens, as well as in landscapes designed to maximize Earth’s systems while balancing them with the needs and desires of her human inhabitants. Mr. Smith is equally driven by both the form and function of his landscape designs He is passionate about the natural world which inspires his commitment to ecological principles and practices and devoted to creating beautiful landscapes that provide clients with an oasis to reconnect with the natural world. Mr. Smith holds several landscape certifications, including MCH, NOFA AOLCP, LEEDGA, and IPCI, and he is also a past President of the Ecological Landscape Alliance and a current Trustee.
- Penny Lewis