Delve into the fundamentals of sustainable landscape design. This seminar explores the fundamentals of integrating buildings within landscapes and reducing maintenance needs through landscape design.
Come investigate sustainable design strategies that address the ecological, water, energy, and food systems. Topics include design principles and process, native plant community restoration and maintenance. Finish with a short design assignment.
Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society.
Tom Benjamin is an independent registered Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional (AP BD+C) practicing design and sustainability consulting and is Principal of Wellnesscapes. Tom has more than 20 years experience in environmental design and sustainability work often focused on green design, including energy, waste, water and food systems. In addition to residential restoration, Tom’s site planning work emphasizes low cost, low maintenance landscape solutions for healthcare, academic and senior institutions, public facilities, commercial and residential developments, large-scale solar farms and community farms/gardens. Tom teaches sustainable landscape design at the University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including three for his sustainable landscape design work at Kent Hospital located in Warwick, RI. Tom is also a Board Member of the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA).