Tuesday, July 10, 11:15 am – 2:00 pm – Schoolyard Restoration: Landscapes for Learning

Join landscape architect, Ruth Parnall, and the Ecological Landscaping Association for a unique tour of two transformed schoolyards to learn how to create rich landscapes that solve site problems, produce beautiful gardens, develop habitat, and inspire children to explore and learn. Ruth Parnall, co-founder of Learning by the Yard, is a registered landscape architect and a credentialed botanist. She is a specialist in native landscape restoration and is a founding member of the MA Native Plants Committee. She has served her town since 1987 on conservation, open space, zoning, and master plan committees.

A studio teacher and mentor to students at the Conway School of Landscape Design, Ruth also writes, lectures, and leads workshops on native plants and ecological design. She is currently the consulting landscape curator at Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center, a National Historic Landmark in Garrison, NY. The tour will take place Tuesday, July 10, from 11:15 am – 2 pm (rain date July 17) in Milton and Jamaica Plain. $20 for ELA members, $25 for non-members. Register on line at www.ecolandscaping.org, or call 617-436-5838. Photo of Ruth from www.nativeplantwildlifegarden.com.