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
Register by phone
604-296-6901

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

Burnaby CCE Office
5325 Kincaid Street
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Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Tue | Wed | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Tue | Thu 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays.

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
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $100 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $200 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $25 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $50 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General interest courses that are 1 session long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 24 hours before the start of the class, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

General interest courses that are 2 or more sessions long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received before the second session of the course, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after the second session of the course.