I present workshops and classes related to ‘green’, sustainable gardening and design at trade shows, conferences, community events, nurseries and garden clubs in the Portland area and beyond. Since 2009 I have been a presenter for the four-hour Naturescaping workshop series through East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. To view the schedule and/or to sign up for a class, visit their website.
I am available to speak on a variety of topics related to gardening and garden design with an eye to sustainability and caring for ourselves and our environment, including:
- building and maintaining rain gardens;
- using living fences to create wildlife corridors;
- designing gardens for healthy, greener lifestyles;
- low maintenance garden design;
- creating a backyard habitat garden;
- 7 steps to waterwise gardening;
- marketing for garden designers
As part of the The Garden Design Studio I have co-designed numerous award winning display gardens including – Go Native: A Bird Friendly Display Garden, Lewisia & Clarkia:A Garden of Discovery, In the Company of Rain, and most recently Abundant Nature: An Enchanted Food Forest, as well as numerous other showcase gardens at spring and fall garden shows. I am listed as a Rain Garden Design resource on the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services website, having received both their stormwater retrofit training and their Ecoroof training. I am also on the Backyard Habitat Certification Program’s referral list for designers. Since 2003 I’ve been active in various positions within ANLD. I have also been the Legislative Advocate for APLD Oregon since 2005.
To schedule a class or speaking engagement in the greater Portland area, please call 503-239-0105, or email me here.