Published on 08/12/10

Landscape workshops focus on graphics, sustainability

Landscape professionals can learn better design techniques using graphics and sustainability practices at upcoming workshops on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga., Nov. 11-12.

On Nov. 11, the “Landscape Design Graphics – the Fundamentals” class will cover better landscape design and speed graphics, a technique used to create symbols faster than the time required to regularly draft them.

On Nov. 12, attendees will learn how to create eco-friendly landscapes for commercial and residential properties in “Designing Sustainable Landscapes.”

Instructors for the two workshops are Richard Ludwig, former director of environmental horticulture and landscape design instructor at Gwinnett Technical College, and Bill Slack, a registered landscape architect and former UGA Cooperative Extension landscape design specialist.

The workshops are hosted by UGA Extension and the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture. Participants can attend one or both days. Each workshop costs $250 and is limited to 40 students. The registration fee includes all drafting supplies, handouts and refreshments.

For more information and to register, visit or contact the UGA Griffin Continuing Education Office at (770) 229-3477 or

Stephanie Schupska is the communications coordinator with the University of Georgia Honors College.