TUESDAY January 22, 2013 – Jennifer Carlson – Sustainable Landscape Design

Jennifer Carlson

Sustainable Landscape Design

TUESDAY, January 22nd, 2013, 7:00 pm-9:00pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map


Haven Illustrated front entry

Haven Illustrated

Please come early for treats and socializing, so we can begin promptly.

About the speaker:

Jennifer Carlson is an illustrator and a landscape designer.  She has degrees in both art and in landscape architecture. Since the 1970’s she has planned and implemented many organic gardens in the Pacific Northwest.  She has lived and studied sustainable gardening practices while residing outside the U.S., in Nepal, Yugoslavia, and Germany.  Jennifer is now based in Seattle, where she teaches classes in low-maintenance plant selection, sustainable landscape design, and keeping a small flock of hens.  She organizes and leads garden tours of her family’s demonstration garden and writes about organic garden design and seasonal activities and crafts for Farmer’s Almanac TV. Her garden has been featured in local and national magazines, several books and in a PBS program for public TV.

Meeting Schedule Changed for 2013

January – Speaker
February – NWF&GS
March – Speaker
April – Plant Sale
May – Speaker
June – Speaker (this is the only one out of order)
July – Off (Garden Tour?)
August – Summer Picnic
September – Speaker
October – Bulb Sale
November – Speaker
December – Holiday Party

Next meeting updated soon.

Vee Garden Kickstarter Project

Former speaker Del Webber writes:


I’ve decided to take the plunge and create a Kickstarter project for Vee Garden. The project went live this week. Check it out here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/162542040/vee-garden-dances-with-vegetables-0 Help me spread the word by forwarding this info to your friends, family, personal networks, garden groups, and anyone you think is interested in gardening. To learn more about Vee Garden, I encourage you to learn more at: • Facebook: http://facebook.com/VeeGarden • Twitter: http://twitter.com/VeeGarden • Blog: http://blog.vee-garden.com • Website: http://vee-garden.com If you have any questions or thoughts you want to share, let me know. Thank you in advance for your encouragement and support. -Del

December Work Party – Saturday Dec 15 2012, 10am-2pm

We will have the only work party of December at CUH on Dec 15th 10-2. We’ll plant perennials in bed #1 and cover the north end of the bed with landscape cloth to discourage Equisetum. If it’s dry enough we will continue to remove paving squares from bed #2 and we’ll mulch another of the Bressingham beds. We only mulched one of them earlier.


Bring clothes for the weather, gloves, and weeding and planting tools. We’ll have lunch at Burgermaster after the work party for anybody who wants to join us.

Holiday Party – Sunday December 16, 3-7 pm

Bring Pot luck food and wrapped White elephant gifts. Lynne will provide the beverages (wine and cider). The rule on white elephant gifts: you cannot bring back what you received last year; but you can bring back something you received two years ago, or earlier.