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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, www.gardenclub.org

 

“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

COURSE PROGRAM

 

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

                urban environment

 

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)

               Kristina Engler

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) 

                 Kristina Engler

                 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

                Professor, Lincoln

                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

                private arenas.

 

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

                tour.

REGISTRATION FORM

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)

 

Name: _________________________________

 

Address: _______________________________

 

City, State, Zip: __________________________

 

Phone number: __________________________

 

Email: __________________________________

 

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:

Alice Hemsath

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

 

April 5

Metro CC, Ft. Dodge Campus 5370 N 30th St, Omaha, NE 68115