Sustainable Landscape Design Certificate

SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE DESIGN CERTIFICATE


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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Create beautiful outdoor spaces that are in harmony with the natural environment and are based on sound design principles. Learn basic principles of drafting, drawing, imaging, and composition. Students will complete a design plan with step-by-step instruction. This program is ideally suited for landscape professionals seeking to provide design services to their clients, for individuals who want to become landscape designers, and for home gardeners interested in designing their own gardens.

TOPICS INCLUDE
– Evolution of garden design
– Design concepts
– Drafting
– Plans, elevations, construction details
– Soils
– Botany
– Hardscapes
– Grading and Drainage
– Estimating and contracts
– Landscape designs for the future
– Field trips (3)

Successful completion will be based on a design project; students will be assigned homework. Some supplies are required, and will be discussed in the first session. A manual is included in the course fee. Saturday classes may be off-site; transportation irequired. Bring a packed lunch on Saturdays.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students are expected to:

  • Attend at least 90% of classes
  • Satisfactorily complete a design project.

FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

This course would benefit:

  • Those considering a career in landscape design
  • Landscapers wishing to add design services to their portfolio

INSTRUCTORS

LISA ATKINS

Lisa Atkins is passionate about good, sustainable garden design that evolves into a healthy, mature garden. She brings this reality to life through her gardening business, The Cultivated Gardeners (www.thecultivatedgardeners.com). Lisa completed the UBC Garden Design Certificate program, and is a Red Seal Horticultural Technician. Lisa became one of the first SOUL Certified Organic Land Care Professionals in Vancouver, and for ten years was the original lead instructor for Burnaby Continuing Education’s former Ecological Garden Design.


Registration by phone or in person

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays. Burnaby South Secondary & Burnaby Central Secondary are also closed during Spring break, July, August and during the holiday break in December.

Register by phone
604-296-6901

Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
751 Hammarskjold Drive
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Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Regular office hours:
Tue   | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Regular office hours:
Wed |  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Refund policy

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
Requests for refunds received in writing (email) at least 1 week prior to classes starting will have $100 deducted from the course fee. Requests received less than a week prior to classes starting will have $200 deducted from the course fee. There will be no refunds once classes begin.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
Requests for refunds received in writing (email) at least 1 week prior to classes starting will have $25 deducted from the course fee. Refunds received less than a week prior to classes starring will have $50 deducted from the course fee. There will be no refunds once classes begin.

Career & Business Training/General Interest Courses
Requests for refunds received in writing (email) at least 2 days prior to the course starting will be refunded the course fee minus $20. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to the course starting will be refunded the course fee minus $30. There will be no refunds once a course starts.