Santa Monica Offers Free Sustainable Landscape Classes

February 7, 2013 in Events by admin

The City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and Environment is offering a series of classes for students of Landscape Architecture as part of their Sustainable Landscape Architecture Professionals Program. Classes cover topics such as; the latest technologies in water-efficient irrigation systems, smart irrigation controllers, climate appropriate plants, rainwater harvesting, permeable paving and more.

The first class in the series is on February 19th from 4-7pm at the Santa Monica College Bundy campus.

Introduction to Sustainable Landscape Architecture

Learn the fundamental principles of sustainable landscaping and how to incorporate these ideas into your next design. See examples of local landscapes, and explore the blueprint for their success. Learn to integrate green roofs, rain harvesting, graywater and permeable paving into your next project. Find out how to draw up a plan set for submittal to local regulatory agencies. Class is intended for both professional landscape architects and students of landscape architecture and will require a working knowledge of AutoCAD and Sketchup.

Classes are held Tuesdays of each month from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Santa Monica College Bundy Campus. Visit the Continuing and Community Education website to sign up or call (310) 434-3400. Classes are FREE.

For more information on the Sustainable Landscape Professionals Program go to the program website. The site includes lots of information on sustainable landscape and it’s definitely worth a visit.

The benefits offered to program members include:

–  Free hands-on educational workshops each month presented by landscape professionals and experts in the fields of water efficiency and sustainability: drip irrigation, smart irrigation controllers, soils, native and Mediterranean plants, local and state regulations, maintenance troubleshooting and much more.

–  Periodic emails to keep you up-to-date on the latest technologies, policies and upcoming events.

–  Networking with other professionals that are dedicated to making a difference.

–  Free marketing for your company.