LECTURE at Mt. Cuba Center
Stormwater Ecology: A New Paradigm in Landscape Design
with Scott Scarfone
Saturday, February 16, 2019
11 am – 12:15 pm; $20
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Design trends in landscape development have been migrating toward a more holistic approach, one that creates functional ecological systems that mimic nature, especially as it pertains to water quality. Scott Scarfone discusses how environmental design guidelines established by the Sustainable Sites Initiativeā„¢ and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system are influencing this trend and why many jurisdictions now mandate more stringent stormwater management practices that protect the quality of local water systems. Using recent landscape design projects, including plans for the Wilmington Wetland Park, Scott shares his ideas on what the new landscape aesthetic might look like and how homeowners, professionals, and developers can implement this vision.

Scott C. Scarfone, ASLA, PLA, is a practice builder at Kimley-Horn. He is a registered landscape architect and a certified professional horticulturist. He specializes in public gardens-botanic gardens, arboreta, and parks, and has a broad range of design and project management experience. Scott has lectured on planting design and related design topics at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, botanical gardens, and arboreta including being an instructor in the continuing education programs at Longwood Gardens. He wrote an award-winning book, Professional Planting Design: An Architectural and Horticultural Approach for Creating Mixed Bed Plantings.

Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, DE 19707

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