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CANCELLED – One Drop At A Time
April 22 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NOTE: The April Community Education program on One Drop at a Time is cancelled in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
This was to be an evening event and repeat session of the One Drop At A Time program on 1/18/2020
Topic: Yard storm water management practices
Speaker: Marcus de la fleur, landscape architect
Marcus de la fleur will discuss the stunning appearance of sustainable storm water management at the residential scale. This includes the use of native prairie plants and resilient ecological landscaping practices including rain gardens and bioswales. He will also touch on the soils of the midwest, another important aspect in the development of sustainable landscapes. He has created pilot projects to demonstrate that garden aesthetics can be combined with sustainable and ecological yards as well as storm water management.
Marcus de la fleur is a Registered Landscape Architect with more than 20 years of experience. He owns a design and consulting firm, de la fleur LLC in Chicago. He received his horticultural degree from the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and obtained his Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. He has contributed to the design and management of multiple sustainable projects (some of them LEED registered or certified) and has extensive field experience in sustainable technologies through his past work in Germany, Switzerland, and Great Britain. He also led the development of the Morton Arboretum’s Collections Master Plan in 2000.