The Landscape Design Study School was developed by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. in 1958. This is the first Landscape Design Study School in Nebraska. The stated purpose of this four-course study is “to educate garden club members and the public to know good landscape architectural practice and to serve as guardians and critics of the natural and man-made landscape.” Any one is welcome to attend who wishes to familiarize themselves with the principles and practices of landscape as stewards of the outdoors.
Students are urged to take the optional tests to get the most value from this study. Examination questions are based on the required reading. Garden club members may apply for a Landscape Design Consultant Certificate by attendance at all four courses and grades of 70 or better on the tests. The 4 courses must be completed in not less than 2 years and not more than 7 years.
Landscape Design Consultants are needed to serve intelligently as members of park boards, high and conservation commissions, school grounds committees and other community organizations; to collaborate with members of the design professions in planning grounds of public buildings parks, nature preserves and roadsides; and to use their influence with public officials to insist that competent professionals in landscape design be employed to plan our landscape.
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ARE REQUIRED READING ONLY FOR THOSE TAKING THE EXAMS:
“Stewards of the Land: A Survey of Landscape Architecture and Design in America.”
*If taking the tests, read and study bracketed chapters, appearing next to lecture title, in the text. The text is available at registration or at National Garden Club,
“Landscape Design Angle” in The National Gardener. Send $8.00 for 1 year or $21 for 3 years to the National Garden Clubs, 4401 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110-3492
Lunches are available only if ordered in advance (see registration form). Students can bring their own lunches. Lunch is included for full time students only.
Landscape Design School
Alice Hemsath, Chair
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018
Bess Johnson Public Library, Elkhorn, NE
5:30 pm Registration and Welcome
Alice Hemsath, School Chair
Federated Garden Clubs of Nebraska
5:40 History and Development of
Community Gardens, Kathleen Cue
Extension Associate, Metro District
Acknowledging the many benefits that
are currently associated with
community garden programs, it is also
important to frame community
gardening in the context of over 100
years of advocacy and programs. Also
a look at Nebraska community gardens.
6:30 Box Supper - provided
7:00 Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Special
Interest Topic, Mike Groenewold, Nebr.
Game and Parks, Park Horticulturist
A look at your backyard and the
appropriate habitat for wildlife in the
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
Boardroom – Building 21
Metro Community College Ft. Dodge Campus
5370 North 30th St, Omaha
10:00 am Registration and Announcements
10:10 Contemporary Landscape Design, (21)
Kristina Engler, Instructor Metro CC,
Omaha Explains the difference between
the modern movement and
contemporary design. How landscape
Design and architecture are integrated
and the contemporary use of materials
and plants combine with the use of
native plants and sustainable design.
11:00 Lunch at the Bistro – payment on your
own – Bldg. 22
12:00 Community Participation – Organization
and Individual Responsibility, (33)
Outlines the steps which concerned citizens and community leaders can initiate to encourage collaboration for community civic projects.
1:00-4:00 Evaluating the Landscape
Designs of Residential, Public,
and Business Property, (31)
A review of landscape evaluation and a tour of residential, public,
and business properties. We will
car pool on the tour.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018
Bess Johnson Public Library, Elkhorn, NE
1:00 pm Registration and Announcements
1:10 pm Redesign of Areas, (20), Steve
Rodie, Professor & Landscape
Architect, UNO Discusses the
various conditions which call for a
redesign of a site with examples.
2:00 Development of Landscape
Architecture from World War II to
Present, (26) Dr. Richard Sutton,
Landscape Architect and UNL
Summarizes the major
movements as a foundation for
contemporary landscape design.
3:00 Designs for the Future, (36), Dr.
Sutton Discusses the challenges
and concerns of an aging
population, continuing growing
communities, conservation &
Natural resource issues on
landscape design in the public and
4:00 Review and Exam
Exam – Consists of 5 multiple
choice questions from each
lecture except the Special Interest
Topic plus reading questions from
the National Gardener. The
reading will be provided to early
registrants and at registration.
There are no questions about the
LANDSCAPE DESIGN STUDY SCHOOL
APRIL 4-6, 2018
PLEASE REGISTER BY MARCH 15TH.
REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR (HAND-OUTS WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED)
City, State, Zip: __________________________
Phone number: __________________________
If you are a member of a Federated Garden Club, which Club?
Full Course (NGC member) _____$50.00
One Day April 4 (NGC member) _____$20.00
One Day April 5 (NGC member) _____$30.00
One Day April 6 (NGC member) _____$20.00
Lunch is not included for one day registration
Full Course (non-member) _____ $60.00
One Day October 18 (non-member) _____ $30.00
One Day October 19 (non-member) _____ $40.00
One Day October 20 (non-member) _____ $30.00
Lunch April 4 _____ $10.00
Lunch April 5 is on your own at Metro’s Bistro
THE COST IS $10 FOR AN INDIVIDUAL LECTURE
Total Enclosed: _____________
I ___do*, ___ do not plan to take the tests.
I ___ am undecided.
I ___ am using this course as a Refresher to maintain my Consultant’s Certificate.
Please make checks payable to:
Federated Garden Clubs of Nebraska, FGCN
Mail check and completed registration form to:
110 East 39th Street, E-1
Kearney, NE 68847
April 4-6, 2018
Course IV, Series 2
April 4 and April 6
Bess Johnson Public Library
2100 Reading Plaza
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Metro CC, Ft. Dodge Campus 5370 N 30th St, Omaha, NE 68115