Congrats to senior landscape design students, who successfully presented their final team work on Landscape Design Scenarios for Water Conservation in the Middle Rockies! Their work was the most data-driven to date, and really drove home the quantity and quality of benefits that result from different design choices.
Since then, Erin Barker received a grant to continue research and refinements for a design booklet for the City of Bozeman on alternatives for residential planting design that saves on outdoor watering. Did you know that around 1/3 of all potable water the City treats is used for outdoor water use?! Single-family properties are responsible for the majority of this outdoor water use. Finally, the course has also spurred a research project on learning and teaching landscape performance with two other Universities.