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Know your property to design a better garden.


Garden Planning, Step 1: Get To Know Your Site

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The first step to creating a wonderful garden is understanding your site. In this class, we will explore how the fundamentals of sun, wind, and water affect your property and the siting of your gardens. We will learn mapping techniques and each student will have the chance to analyze their own property with the help of our instructors.

If you want to take the next steps in designing your site, register for the next two classes in the series here:

Garden Planning, Step 2: Big Picture Site Design

Garden Planning, Step 3: Garden Design Principles

Mila Fournier is a garden designer and educator with two decades of design experience that started with guerilla gardening in Brooklyn and has moved her through designing some of the most sophisticated gardens in NYC. Once in Ithaca, Mila has worked as an educator, designer, and horticultural consultant, including managing Ithaca Children's Garden and helping large developers create habitats to offset new construction.


Self-Determined Sliding Scale ($15-$30)

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Jennie Cramer
Horticulture Program Manager
(607) 272-2292 ext 146


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555

Last updated January 17, 2020