ROOM TO GROW BUSINESS SKILLS TO RUN RESILIENT PLANTING DESIGN COURSE IN MARCH with PRESENTERS: DONOVAN GILLMAN and MARIJKE HONIG.

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Earn 2 CPD Points for this Course.

Learn new approaches to planting design through four modules in a two-day format that provides insight and tools to create resilient planting schemes for landscapes and gardens. Enhance your skills to enable you to operate successfully in the challenging, yet dynamic, 21st Century urban environment.


The Resilient Planting course is aimed at professional landscape architects and landscape technologists with a knowledge of planting design and the basics of local plant knowledge, but will be open to knowledgeable amateurs as well.

Dates are 18th and 19th March 2020,

Time 8:30am to 3.30pm

Venue SANA/SALI Head Office: 14 Summit Road, Knoppieslaagte, Midrand.

Cost is R3,500, including VAT, and also includes refreshments and lunch.

Attendees will extend their knowledge and skills in resilient planting design and its management. The course presenters will share their exploration of this, and, in an ongoing project, participants will identify a site of their own and apply the techniques and methods to arrive at a suitable plant pallet and planting design.

A total of 2 CPD points can be claimed from SACLAP: 1.5 credits for attendance of the short course plus 0.5 credits on satisfactory completion of an optional 10 hour assignment.

The modules cover:

• Foundations of resilient planting design

• Designing for your context

• Planting design for your site

• Plant selection

Attendees will benefit by:

Gaining an understanding of the need for resilient landscapes in the face of current climate change, social and economic pressures, and how appropriate planting design and maintenance management can contribute to the resilience of cities.

Keeping up to date on international and local best practice in resilient planting design and sustainable maintenance technology. • Learning from local experts’ specialised knowledge of techniques and technology for resilient planting design and maintenance. • Learning to pursue research through design and experimentation in their own environment.

Practising under the tutelage of expert planting designers.

Engaging with other professionals to tap into their experience in the field. For further information contact Sandi Gillman on 083 2582829 or email sandi@roomtogrow.co.za

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