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?
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
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
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.
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.
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LDA Hardscape Seminar 9:30am - 11:30am, Lurvey
Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Navy Pier
ILCA Digital Design 2019, Hoffman Estates, IL
IGIA Summer Conference & Annual Membership Meeting, Delavan, WI
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
ISA Annual Conference & Trade Show, Knoxville, TN
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.