Continuing Education for Landscape Architects

 

Many of our current and ongoing classes in Horticulture and Landscape Design fulfill requirements for CEU credit with the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects (NC BLA). We are glad to provide the documentation required for your license renewal.

A series of programs offered online are scheduled for the last weeks of July and August to help you meet the board’s extended deadline for September.  Click the class titles below for more information and registration.

July

  • Tuesday, July 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    This class will consider art as an integral part of the built landscape. We will discuss how art and landscape complement each other and how to respond to and create opportunities to integrate art into the landscape.  Instructor: Lynn Raker, PLA, ASLA

    Register Here

  • Tuesday, July 28; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    Looking at form and function, Parker Andes will bring Biltmore’s vast garden spaces down to scale, highlighting some of the original design ideas that Biltmore strives to maintain today and offering considerations for contemporary application in today’s landscapes.

    Register Here

  • Two sessions: Wednesday, July 29, and Friday, July 31, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

    What should we do to amend our heavy clay soils?  This class will discuss basic concepts of soil science and how soil amendments, soil conditioners and natural fertilizers can be used to improve or alter soil quality.  Instructor: Phil Roudebush

    Register Here

  • Wednesday, July 29; 2 to 5 p.m.

    Built landscapes can evoke a unique sense of place through cultural and environmental elements that reflect specific contexts. Join artist and landscape architect, Preston Montague, for a presentation on how he incorporates materials and layouts in his work that help people suspend reality and believe they are in a very different environment.

    Register Here

  • Thursday, July 30; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    A look at how both native edible and other edible plants have been historically important as as well as a popular design element in landscapes over the decades. The class covers ideas for incorporating native edible and edible plants in current designs for both residential and commercial landscapes.  Instructors: Jennifer Verprauskus and Hillary Cole

    Register Here

  • Thursday, July 30; 2 – 5 p.m.

    Gardens have been associated throughout history with restoration and healing. This class examines their role in health and wellness, and will cover current research on positive impacts. Students will learn the essentials for creating a successful therapeutic garden and how to apply them in residential and community settings.  Instructor: Nina Shippen

    Register Here

  • Friday, July 31; 9 to 11 a.m.

    As Western North Carolina continues to receive record rainfall, stormwater management is a critical issue in this region. In this class we will explore storm water systems that have been designed to accomplish their site specific goals.  Instructors: Drake Fowler and Megan Foy

    Register Here

August – Coming soon!

Class schedule for the last week of August is currently being finalized.  Check back for dates and registration information for classes on these and other topics:

  • Saving a Hidden Landmark: The Rediscovery of Olmsted’s Central Park
  • Techniques of Planting Design
  • Climate Change Design Determinants
  • Building Design with Nature in Mind
  • Ecological Design: Willow Pond

 

For more information and to be on our mailing list for classes, please contact Rebecca Caldwell, adult education manager, at rcaldwell@ncarboretum.org or 828.412.8581, Direct Voice Mail

Please note: I am currently working remotely. I appreciate your patience and understanding that I may not always be accessible during standard office hours and returned emails and messages may be delayed.

 

 

North Carolina Environmental Education Certification

 

The North Carolina Arboretum offers many opportunities to earn credit toward the North Carolina Environmental Education Certificate Program of the North Carolina Office of Environmental Education. This includes:

  • Criteria I Credit (educator workshops such as Project WET, Project WILD, Methods of Teaching EE and Project Learning Tree).
  • Criteria II Credit (guided trail walks, public event programs, many adult education classes).
  • Criteria III Credit (simply enjoy the Arboretum on your own).
  • Criteria V Credit (partner with a library, park or school to create a Citizen Science HotSpot).

Click here for a list of current classes that count toward Criteria II Credit. We are glad to provide the documentation required for your certification.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Caldwell, adult education manager, at rcaldwell@ncarboretum.org or 828.412.8581, Direct Voice Mail

Please note: I am currently working remotely. I appreciate your patience and understanding that I may not always be accessible during standard office hours and returned emails and messages may be delayed.