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    1. 1. SustainableSustainable LandscapeLandscape SystemsSystems
    2. 2. Sustainable Development:Sustainable Development: Development that meets the needs of theDevelopment that meets the needs of the present with-out compromising the abilitypresent with-out compromising the ability of future generations to meet their ownof future generations to meet their own needs.needs.
    3. 3. To see a world in a grain of sand,To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower,And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hourAnd eternity in an hour
    4. 4. Our BluePlanet
    5. 5. Thisiswhat happenswhen weignorethepower of our natural world.
    6. 6. Best Management Practices Human Impact Factors
    7. 7. Where to Begin?Where to Begin?
    8. 8. Heat islands absorb reflected heat sequestureHeat islands absorb reflected heat sequesture carbon and produce oxygen. It contributes tocarbon and produce oxygen. It contributes to cooling and cleaning air.cooling and cleaning air.
    9. 9. Compaction: The EnemyCompaction: The Enemy One of the largest contributing factors to aOne of the largest contributing factors to a successful landscape planting is a lack ofsuccessful landscape planting is a lack of water, air and healthy soil biology due towater, air and healthy soil biology due to heavy compaction ratesheavy compaction rates
    10. 10. Soil Biology and the miracle of organicSoil Biology and the miracle of organic gardening through premium quality verma-gardening through premium quality verma- compostcompost
    11. 11. Edible LandscapesEdible Landscapes Grow Your Own Food NaturallyGrow Your Own Food Naturally
    12. 12. Everything starts With The SoilEverything starts With The Soil Clean water, healthy soil and fresh air makeClean water, healthy soil and fresh air make up a world of healthy and happy peopleup a world of healthy and happy people
    13. 13. Health benefits of ecological landscapingHealth benefits of ecological landscaping and sustainable landscape systemsand sustainable landscape systems produce a reduction of pollutants andproduce a reduction of pollutants and contaminants that improve our health andcontaminants that improve our health and well-beingwell-being
    14. 14.  Pro biotics, antioxidants, organic food andPro biotics, antioxidants, organic food and clean water increase instead of suppressclean water increase instead of suppress our bodies immune response system.our bodies immune response system. Current environmental factors haveCurrent environmental factors have produced or contributed to disease.produced or contributed to disease. Examples:Examples: AsthmaAsthma Alzheimer'sAlzheimer's AutismAutism
    15. 15. Indoor plants and water features clean andIndoor plants and water features clean and purify the airpurify the air
    16. 16. Components Of SustainableComponents Of Sustainable Landscape PlansLandscape Plans  Identify architectural featuresIdentify architectural features  Perform and conduct a proper site analysisPerform and conduct a proper site analysis  Examine storm water flow paths, high impact areas andExamine storm water flow paths, high impact areas and low lying depressionslow lying depressions  Map compass points to evaluate heat and light indexMap compass points to evaluate heat and light index’’ss  Engage action plan (proposed design, development andEngage action plan (proposed design, development and management protocols)management protocols)  Perform laboratory analysis for soil and waterPerform laboratory analysis for soil and water  Make special notes of any erosion, point source pollutionMake special notes of any erosion, point source pollution etc…etc…  Use photo documentation, topographic surveys,Use photo documentation, topographic surveys, sketches and recorded/written observations to determinesketches and recorded/written observations to determine the overall health of the landscape environment and itsthe overall health of the landscape environment and its connection/relationship in buildings and infrastructure.connection/relationship in buildings and infrastructure.
    17. 17. What'swrong with thispicture?
    18. 18. Point sourcepollution and badPoint sourcepollution and bad management practicesand sitemanagement practicesand site protectionprotection
    19. 19. Identify problemsand issuesIdentify problemsand issues Develop design planDevelop design plan Implement action planImplement action plan
    20. 20. Walk The Walk And Talk The Talk On The Path To SustainabilityWalk The Walk And Talk The Talk On The Path To Sustainability *Alternative bio-engineering techniques**Alternative bio-engineering techniques*  Rain gardensRain gardens  Rain water harvestingRain water harvesting  Passive irrigationPassive irrigation  Treatment wetlandsTreatment wetlands  Constructed wetlandsConstructed wetlands  Use of constructed soils and soilUse of constructed soils and soil amendmentsamendments
    21. 21. Backyard Paradise: A Model ForBackyard Paradise: A Model For ConservationConservation
    22. 22. Xeriscape
    23. 23. Low maintenanceJapanesewater garden landscapefeaturingLow maintenanceJapanesewater garden landscapefeaturing bluestonepatio, boulders, gravel beds, stepping stonepathsandbluestonepatio, boulders, gravel beds, stepping stonepathsand passiveirrigationpassiveirrigation
    24. 24. On TheSlopeOn TheSlope
    25. 25. Clean, Neat And Beautiful
    26. 26. Natural Rip Rap Boulder Wall and TerraceConstruction
    27. 27. Vegetative SolutionsVegetative Solutions  Plant trees, shrubs, and place stone toPlant trees, shrubs, and place stone to intercept flow.intercept flow.  Implement BMPImplement BMP’’s or Best Managements or Best Management PracticesPractices  Design water management systems withDesign water management systems with ongoing maintenance protocolongoing maintenance protocol  Integrate LEED with LID and SSIIntegrate LEED with LID and SSI
    28. 28. Landscaping For Wildlife HabitatsLandscaping For Wildlife Habitats
    29. 29. Woops….... not that habitat
    30. 30. Wrong Again
    31. 31. Butterflies Are Free
    32. 32. Do you have bats in your belfry…….whyDo you have bats in your belfry…….why not?not?
    33. 33. Restoring the balance of nature through soilRestoring the balance of nature through soil biology and beneficial biological selection ofbiology and beneficial biological selection of speciesspecies
    34. 34. TheFutureIsNow
    35. 35. Enjoy Life!

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