• Please note

    Registration for and access to this session is available until June 9th, 2023. If you would like to register, please keep in mind that you have until that date to watch the session recording.

Photo by Mark Weaner

Presenter: Laura Kuhn

Every garden, no matter how small, is a human intervention in an ecological system. The more we understand that system, the more effectively we can balance ecological resilience with human functional needs and garden design principles. We will review case studies of landscape projects in suburban Boston and Cambridge, MA, alongside systems theory, to explore how to create beautiful, ecologically vibrant gardens on small-scale residential properties.

Date & Time: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 2:00 - 3:15 PM EST
-The session will be recorded and viewable to registrants for 3 months after the live session date.

Location: Virtual

Fee: $42
-Students please email verification of student status to info@ndal.org for discount code.
-Two free Student Scholarships are available for this session. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send letter of interest, resume, and verification of student status (ie. student ID, course schedule) to info@ndal.org.

Event Category: Professional & Non-Professional

CEUs: APLD (1.25), LA CES (1.25), & NOFA (1.25)
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Register by: 3 months after the live session date



Registration is open and recording is viewable for 3 months after the live session date. Students please email verification of student status to info@ndal.org for discount code.


Laura Kuhn, MCH, MCLP, AOLCP, is a self-taught ecological landscape designer who has been designing landscapes in New England and beyond since 1997. Based in Somerville, MA, Laura merges her interests in human wellbeing, sustainability, horticulture, and choreography to create artistic and wild outdoor spaces for private clients in New England. Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Tufts University, and in 2021 she completed a graduate certificate in Sustainable Cities & Communities from Harvard Extension School.


  • Recording: Will this course be recorded for me to view later? Do I have to attend the live session in order to access the recording?

    The entire course will be recorded and available (not downloadable) to all registrants after the live session ends for three (3) months. If you are registered, you do not need to attend the live session in order to access the recording.

  • Recording: Can I purchase only the recording later?

    You can register for 3 months past the live session date, and access the materials - including the recording - until that point.

  • Webinar Platform: Which webinar platform will the live session be held on?

    Zoom Webinar. Please make sure to download the Zoom application (https://zoom.us/download) and download the latest Zoom update if needed prior to the live course. We recommend that you join at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. The instructor will use PowerPoint presentations. *If you have any technical difficulties during the session and need to contact us, please email Sara Weaner, NDAL Executive Director, at sweaner@ndal.org instead of calling.*

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): How do I receive the CEUs?

    As this is considered a live course, those seeking LA CES CEUs must watch the session and complete the quiz on the Portal by *two weeks* after the live session date. Ensure that your Portal profile indicates ASLA/LACES under the CEU section and email info@ndal.org if you make any changes to your profile CEU section. You will then receive an email with your completion certificate within 3-4 weeks. || For APLD & NOFA CEUs, please self-report to those organizations using your registration confirmation email. If you need a completion certificate and are not seeking LA CES CEUs, please write "need certificate" in your Portal profile CEU section and email info@ndal.org letting us know you updated it.