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Beautifully Sustainable Landscapes

  • Maplewood Library 3025 Southlawn Dr Maplewood, MN, 55109 United States (map)

Join celebrated local landscape designer/president of EnergyScapes and author, Douglas Owens-Pike for an evening of conversation centered around his new book, Beautifully Sustainable. Doug's presentation will feature lovely views of gardens he has designed, installed and maintained over his 25 years of following ecologically sound principles. Learn how to modify your own landscape to succeed with the least care and reduce the need for irrigation. Explore the techniques of rainwater harvesting and rain garden design. Discover resources and funding you can tap into to support sustainable landscapes.

 Doug will explain why it is critical to move away from traditional horticultural varieties to attract a greater diversity of birds, butterflies and other increasingly rare pollinators. While it may seem our world is overwhelmed with strife and turmoil, this will be an evening helping us imagine calmer lives, while supporting and protecting the life around us that is under pressure and threatened.

 A free event sponsored by Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, Maplewood Nature Center, the City of Maplewood, Maplewood Library, Ramsey Conservation District and Blue Thumb. 

6:30 pm: Book signing: Meet the author, Douglas Owens-Pike and purchase books!

6:45 – 8:30 pm: Presentation and resource sharing

Call Deb Barnes, 651-792-7959 at Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District to register. Please provide your name, e-mail, phone number and # of people attending. Register by April 13.

For more information about the event contact Sage Passi@612-598-9163

Earlier Event: April 14
Raingarden Design Workshop
Later Event: April 21
Green Grass and Smart Sprinkling