Planting Design Workshop
with Julie Sajtar of Hoerr Schaudt
January 10, 2019
10 am--3 pm
Des Plaines Park District, 395 W. Algonquin Road. Des Plaines, IL
Julie Sajtar: Heavily influenced by her education in the fine arts, Julie brings creative solutions to landscapes. Currently, a Senior Associate at Hoerr Schaudt, Julie taught Planting Design at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Regenstein School. MFA Claremont Graduate University, MA Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois
Workshop: Understanding color, texture, plant combinations, planting bed layout and techniques to complete the process are all covered in this workshop. Whether you are a seasoned landscape professional or new to the field, this workshop will provide insights and valuable ideas for your practice.
Networking 9:30–10 am, coffee, tea and snacks
Workshop 10:00 am–12:15 pm
Lunch 12:15–1:15 pm*
Workshop 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Fee: $20 member, $35.00 non-member *Lunch included with fee
The Landscape Design Association’s activities and programs are focused on the off-season, featuring a garden walk in late summer and events all fall on winter. There is usually “on hiatus” beginning April 1st, when our members gear up for the incredibly busy design and installation season.
Here’s a quick review of LDA’s recent programming:
At the LDA November meeting we were treated to a talk by Trish Beckjord on creating attractive gardens using native plants. Trish is a registered landscape architect whose work has focused on conservation, restoration and integration of native plants in designed landscapes. Trish built her experience in sustainable planning and site design through her work at Conservation Design Forum in Elmhurst, IL and the Ann Arbor office of JJR, both award-winning design, engineering and planning firms. The event was a lively discussion centered around the idea of creating more environmentally ethical gardens!
For more information on The Conservation Foundation, visit www.theconservationfoundation.org
Most of us would agree that we learn a lot from talking with other members, but usually we only have limited snippets of time before and after events to do this. So our October program was dedicated to sharing through an interactive program we are calling Let's Talk!
Participants circulated between five Topic Tables to share ideas and ask questions about business-related topics. It was a fantastic oppotunity to network with other business owners in the field and share best-practices on topics from pricing to sub-contracting to discoveries of new plants to delight clients.
LDA members were treated to a special tour of the gardens of the Chicago Museum Campus, both the hanging gardens in the Field's Stanley Hall and the Field Museum's Rice Native Garden, installed in 2016-17. The tour featured Christine Nye, Shedd Aquarium Director of Horticulture, and Roy Diblik, a recognized expert on native plants and author of books including The Know Maintenence Perennial Garden.