Proven Methods of Establishing Native Grasslands and Meadows

Start Date
09/19/2018
End Date
09/19/2018
Description
We have developed and will demonstrate the processes, planning, and steps needed for successful native plant selection, establishment, and maintenance. These proven establishment methods will appeal to anyone hoping to learn how to establish and maintain grasslands, meadows, or savannahs. Everyone should have an understanding of the intricacies of native plant establishment in order to prevent unattainable expectations.
Location
Erie, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Historic Preservation
Horticulture / Plants
Rural Landscape
Site Planning
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
(1) Design of Environmental systems – How specific seeds, rates and types of plants are chosen to perform different tasks in restoration, erosion control, mitigation, etc. (2) Erosion control methods – How the use of nurse crops as well as differing rates of seeds and fast germinating workhorse species can be used for erosion control (3) Horticulture – Different methods of growing natives for different applications and different users
(4) Landscape preservation, landscape restoration and adaptive reuse – guide on how to restore prairies meadows and wetlands
(5) Planting design – aesthetics, colors, heights of plants (6) Vegetative management – Methods of managing vegetation before and after planting, through mechanical means, herbicides, and alternative methods
Instructors
John Seymour
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Provider
Ernst Conservation Seeds


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