Saturday, January 19, 2019
One-Hundred Years of Front Yards:
The Evolution of the Foundation Planting
Presenter: Laura Deeter, PhD (aka The Garden Hoe)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Gates Mills Environmental Education Center
Phone number on day of program is 216-347-9787
Program is free for DesNet members
Guests: $10 each (Secure payment via
PayPal; a small convenience fee is
included. Or bring check to presentation
made payable to The Design Network.)
10:00 am -- Registration, networking, and refreshments
10:30 am -- Presentation: The Evolution of Foundation Planting
Potluck lunch to follow presentation; please bring a dish to share
Post-lunch roundtable discussion on Engaging the Next Generation
When we think of foundation plantings, one word usually comes to mind: Yuck. And yet, this style of landscape persists in cities around the country. Over the past 100 years, homeowners have changed the way they design their front yards, often with historical events, as often as home styles have changed. This talk will showcase the changes that have taken place in Ohio cities from the 1920s through modern times.
Please join us as we welcome back one of our favorite speakers, Dr. Laura Deeter. If you have not experienced Dr. Deeter, you will truly enjoy this presentation. Adjectives that come to mind when thinking of Dr. Deeter are enlightening, humorous, engaging, and stimulating. This presentation stems from the research she did while on sabbatical several years ago.
After lunch, we will enjoy a roundtable discussion with Dr. Deeter on Engaging the Next Generation. Please prepare questions and talking points for a stimulating and insightful experience!
Dr. Deeter received her doctorate in horticulture from The Ohio State University. She is a full professor and the Coordinator of Landscape Horticulture and Horticultural Science at The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster. She describes herself as a "flamingo collector, plant geek, animal lover, gaming guru, and basically all around goofy geek."
A cold January day is a great time to visit Kym Judson's toasty schoolhouse and greenhouse. This unique environment is part of the Mayfield City School District.