Upcoming Events

Social + Education Events

Healthy You... Tune Up!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

1:00 to 2:15 pm

North Suburban YMCA

2705 Techny Rd. (between Shermer and Pfingsten Rd) Northbrook

Wear exercise or light clothing

Today we are focused on creating healthy, sustainable gardens.  But what about ourselves?    How can we keep our bodies strong and flexible at work and avoid aches, strains and injuries?

Prepare yourself….

Whether you workout regularly or not, this session includes specific exercises, stretches and

safety tips to help improve your performance of landscaping activities. The proper use of quality tools to make tasks easier, will also be demonstrated by Megan Tyner.




Megan Tyner, ACE certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise instructor at the YMCA.

 Garden design business: North Shore Gardenworks. Works part-time at Reds Garden Center.

. Preregistration required Limited to 18  

            Members $0   Non-members: $5 *Bring a client or staff

 RSVP  Phyllis Cheskin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 847-835-8052

Hardscape 2019
How To Choose?

Clay? Concrete? Porcelain? Natural Stone?

Understanding these materials and the new options
will help you to better advise your clients this season.

We will discuss production methods + treatments,
and the pros and cons of new styles for residential use

Wednesday March 13, 2019
9:30 to 11:30 am

Lurvey Landscape Supply, 2nd floor

2550 E. Dempster St, Des Plaines

Daniel Wood - Presenter

Stone/Material Consultant, Lurvey

Bonus March 13

Receive up to 30% off on new purchases if you have a Lurvey’s account or open one March 13.


Register Early  Space is Limited!  
         Members Free, Nonmembers $5

RSVP Phyllis Cheskin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 847-835-8052

Daniel Wood
has been on staff at Lurvey’s for 13 years. He holds a LEEDS Green Associate 
certificate Currently, Educational Chair, Natural Stone Institute, Past President for the Building Stone Institute, and a popular speaker- nationally and internationally.

LDA 2019 Looking Ahead Calendar

March 7th

LDA Workshop - Healthy You... Tune Up!, Northbrook IL

March 13

LDA Hardscape Seminar 9:30am - 11:30am, Lurvey

March 20-24

Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Navy Pier


March 25-28

ILCA Digital Design 2019, Hoffman Estates, IL

June 23-26

IGIA Summer Conference & Annual Membership Meeting, Delavan, WI

July 11

IGIA Landscape Tour, Central Illinois, locations TBD

July 25 - 29

APLD International Design Conference, Seattle WA

July 29th - August 2nd

PPA Perennial Plant Symposium, Chicago IL

August 11-14

ISA Annual Conference & Trade Show, Knoxville, TN

Recent LDA Events

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:

Plantind Design Workshop with Julie Sajtar of Hoerr Schaudt

In early January Julie Sajtar of Hoerr Schaudt led a wonderful design workshop focusing on understanding color, texture, plant combinations, planting bed layout and techniques to complete the process. It was an interactive and informative workshop, and we're all grateful to Julie for leading such a fun event in such a dreary part of the year!

Our November Event - Just How Far Have We Moved the Needle

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

Our October Event - LDA Roundtable: Let's Talk!

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.

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