You will learn the basic principles of planting design with an emphasis on integrating aesthetic and ecological goals in the creation of sustainable landscapes that a) bring wellbeing to all and b) fuel a sense of stewardship because they engage in a way that creates attachment. Learning objectives aim to help you achieve mastery of …
1) the use of living materials to create aesthetically commanding and psychologically engaging environments
that support ecosystem function & services, especially biodiversity;
2) combining plants to produce aesthetically pleasing spatial configurations and seasonal presence;
3) a research process to select plant materials to meet specific environmental and aesthetic goals;
4) an expansion of your knowledge of Great Lakes native plants and other ecologically acceptable
5) the conventions and notations to professionally communicate a planting plan to others.
Pass/Fail or S/U optional
Admission to the Landscape Architecture program and NRE 587 and NRE 590.