February 4, 2010
in Education, Mount Hood Section, PDH
Living Wall and unique Oregon Garden Wetlands system lecture
February 9th @ 6pm
â€ presented by Erin Muir from SPROut
at the Oregon Garden:
Erin will be discussing SPROut as a Phytotechnology resource for Landscape Architects. Â SPROut's mission is to develop and promote the strategic use of plants (phytotechnology) to provide ecosystem services and solve environmental challenges in managed landscapes.
This lecture will include discussion of:
- The living wall at the Oregon Garden that was designed and fabricated through SPROut. - including how it is constructed and what we have learned so far from it.Â
- The 17 acres of constructed wetlands at the Oregon Garden, which are filled with treated wastewater from the city of Silverton. In addition to providing irrigation for the plant collections, and diverse wetlands habitat, the cleaner water coming out of the wetlands returns safely to the local watershed to enhance riparian habitats downstream.Â Â
- An overview of the main topics and/or projects covered at the â€˜Soak It Upâ€™ conference regarding Phytotechnology that are relevant to the field of Landscape Architecture. Please visit http://www.sproutoregon.org/ for more information on the organization.
When: Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 6:00pm
Where: Group Mackenzie
1515 SE Water Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, Oregon 97214
Cost: Free to OR-ASLA members; Non-Members: $20, Emerging Professionals (0-5 years) $10
PDH credits available.