Historical and Contemporary Landscape and Garden Maintenance

Students will evaluate existing landscape installations relative to structural soundness and aesthetic value. Recommendations will be made for maintenance and repair of hard landscape features to enhance the sustainability. When appropriate, new trees, shrubs, bulbs and flowers will be planted in order to renovate the landscape. Sustainable low maintenance species and systems will be discussed in greater detail than in previous courses. Where possible, projects within the community will be selected for rejuvenation so that there is a benefit to the community and to the experience of the students. Mainstream and organic production practices will be covered in parallel as topics are developed. Whenever practical, students will be involved in maintaining, sustaining and enhancing of the Parkwood National Historic Site and Gardens.