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The Watershed Approach: Designing Drought Resilient Landscapes

November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

| starting at $45

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers Oregon Chapter, and the Association of Northwest Landscape Designers are delighted to host Pamela Berstler, co-founder and CEO of G3, Green Gardens Group and Executive Director of Pacific Horticulture magazine, who will present a lecture and workshop on watersheds and the watershed-wise approach to landscape design.

This program is for anyone who is interested in designing, creating and maintaining sustainable landscapes and improving the Living Soil. Including: Members of APLD/ANLD, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Maintenance Practitioners, Permaculturists, Landscape and Horticulture students and Soils and Watershed Industry Partners

Water conservation is no longer just about “losing the thirsty lawn” and reducing irrigation. Join us to find out how to create drought resilient landscapes that conserve water, reduce pollution, invite habitat, and are just plain gorgeous!

EVENT:  The Watershed Approach – Designing Drought Resilient Landscapes

DATE & TIME:  Saturday, November 10th

  • Lecture (9AM – noon)
  • or full-day Lecture/Workshop (9AM – 4PM)

VENUE:  Portland Community College, Willow Creek Center – Great Room

Parking is Free! Continuing Education Units are available.


Morning Lecture

  • $45  – Members APLD/ANLD
  • $65  – Non-members
  • $25  – Students (with ID)

Full Day Lecture/Workshop (including lunch)

  • $75  – Members APLD/ANLD
  • $95  – Non-members
  • $45  – Students (with ID)

Morning session: Watershed Basics

Learn to create gardens that thrive in our local climate, use resources wisely, and look beautiful all year round:

– See your garden as a mini-watershed

– Create Living Soil that holds onto water

– Treat rainwater as an abundant resource

– Remove unwanted turf without using chemicals

– Select the right plant for the right place

– Manage irrigation to eliminate waste and runoff

Afternoon session: Hands-on Landscape Design

This interactive workshop helps you design a successful Watershed Wise Landscape. Learn how to:

– Contour the landscape for maximum rainwater capture

– Create a list of climate appropriate plants

– Place plants on a property plan according to water needs and key design principles



Soils and Watershed partners that wish to attend and host a table are welcome. Spaces are limited. Table & chair provided. Non-member pricing applies. 

Please email for more information.


November 10, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
starting at $45
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