Environmental Art in the Landscape: Connecting People to Place

Art can inspire people to become immersed in a garden in ways that they might not have without the draw or inspiration of a piece or series of pieces of art. As we transition out of the period of long dark nights, let’s come together to be inspired by art connected to and living in nature.

DATE: Tuesday, March 9  3:00 – 4:30 PM EST
Registration: sliding scale $25, $30, $35
Presenter: Todd Lynch is a long-time friend of the Conway School who holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Masters in Ecological Planning and Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design.
Max Number of Participants: 100

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Site Grading Fundamentals: Go Back to Basics and Sharpen Your Skills

Learn how to design grading for a site to prevent erosion, move or infiltrate stormwater, and/or create a resilient building site.

DATES: Sundays, March 14, 21, 28 and April 11 and 18   3:00 – 5:00 pm EST
Registration: $350, Conway alums $300
Instructor: Kim Erslev teaches landscape design, site engineering, and graphics at the Conway School
Max Number of Participants: 20 (if more than 20 people registered, another session may be added at the instructor’s discretion)

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Solving Complex Site Grading Problems

Building on the Site Grading Fundamentals course, this course will explore more complex grading problems and provide plenty of time for instructor interaction. Participants need to have a solid base of understanding of grading prior to class. A prerequisite for this course is either completion of the Site Grading Fundamentals course or completion of a grading exercise provided prior to registration. 

DATES: May 2, 16, and 23  3:00 – 5:00 PM EST
Registration: $200, Conway alums $150
Instructor: Kim Erslev
Max Number of Participants: 20 (If more than 20 people registered, another session may be added at the instructor’s discretion)

> Registration will open in March for this course

QGIS for ALL: From LiDAR to Topos With QGIS

Learn how to prepare a topographic map and slope analysis for your design project.

Instructor: Sebastian (Bas) Gutwein teaches surveying, the Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, and GIS at the Conway School
Max Number of Participants: 30

> More dates available soon. To express interest in a future offering of this class, please contact CJ Lammers.

Converting Turf to Pollinators

With more than 400,000 acres of turf in Massachusetts, there are numerous opportunities to convert the landscape from unproductive turf to beautiful, functional pollinator gardens. This course will demonstrate a simple method for conversion that you can do wherever you live.

Dates: TBD (summer and fall of 2021)
Instructors: Dave Weber and Elaine Williamson, graduates of the Conway School

> Registration will open in March for this course

The Conway Institute is committed to serving our local and regional community and urge all to attend a workshop or propose one.

Accommodations for Deaf people will be provided upon request. Please contact CJ Lammers directly at Institute@csld.edu.

Contact CJ Lammers at institute@csld.edu to ask questions or make suggestions.