(POSTPONED) Workshop – The Watershed Approach to Landscape Transformation


The environmental impacts of our changing climate and concerns about water scarcity in the future impact not only our profession, but the livability of cities and rural areas. Given the important nature of these topics the board of APLD Oregon has decided to reschedule the May 19th Watershed Workshop until later this fall. While there has been a healthy interest in the topic we would like to recruit additional participants from related affiliates who are our natural allies in advocating these changes in our community.

We appreciate your support and hope you will choose to join us again once the program has been rescheduled. Please check back soon for updates.


On Saturday, May 19th, APLD Oregon is delighted to host Pam Berstler, co-founder of G3, Green Gardens Group and Executive Director of Pacific Horticulture magazine, who will present her workshop on watersheds and the watershed-wise approach to landscape design.

DATE & TIME:  Saturday, May 19th, 2018 (9AM – 4PM)


VENUE:  The Corbett Room at Elephants Delicatessen (5221 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland OR)



Watershed Wise Landscape Principles (9AM – noon)

• Evaluating the garden as a mini-watershed

• Creating a living soil sponge that holds onto or releases water

• Treating rainwater as a resource

• Selecting the right plants for the right place

• Managing irrigation to eliminate waste and runoff

Hands On Practice Designing Watershed Wise Landscapes (1PM – 4PM)

• Understanding and contouring for rainwater capture

• Creating a list of climate-appropriate plants

• Placing plant symbols on a site plan using key design principles

Lunch will be provided between the morning and afternoon sessions.

This event is a unique professional educational opportunity – don’t miss it!