Next Meeting - Tuesday March 20th, 2012

Ecological Planting Strategies
Speaker: Carmen Simonet, ASLA, RLA

Understanding landscape as life in process allows us to relax and enjoy the spontaneous nature of our gardens. Plants spread, move around, grow larger then expected, and sometimes disappear entirely. Carmen will explore the dynamic nature of plant communities and natural processes and show us how we can apply this knowledge to our planting designs to create beautiful, low maintenance, and diverse plantings.

Carmen Simonet is a landscape architect focusing on creating environmentally friendly landscapes. She's also an avid gardener experimenting with regenerative techniques, edible landscaping, and native plants. Learn more about her work at

Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield, MN
7 pm, socializing begins at 6:30 pm