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Youth Development Lecture Program

Renee Wright and Karel Lubbe were the landscape design lecturers in a skills development program for unemployed matriculants in partnership with Batataise Youth Development under the overall funding umbrella of the Gauteng Department of Health and Social Development and undertaken in collaboration with SA Irrigation Institute (SABI) and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA).

 

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The lecturing program covered the following topics:

  • The role and requirements of water in plants

  • The basic principles of garden lay-out and plant selection;

  • The selection and installation of irrigation emitters and pipes in gardens and landscapes areas;

  • The application of irrigation water to landscaped areas;

  • Planting procedures;

  • Pruning and shaping of plants;

  • Applying fertilizers;

  • Managing pests, weeds and diseases in plants.

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Learners enjoyed the informal participative and fun teaching style of Eco Landscapes and for most, this section of the program proved to be their favorite.

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'Best on Show' design expertise winners for the third time at DesignEx

Renée Wright and the Eco Landscapes team has won numerous awards at the
2010 Safari Garden Centre DesignEx show:

• Best on Show trophy for a final product of the
. highest quality


• Were voted the Public Favourite Award by
. visitors

• A Gold Award for design expertise

• A Merit Award for the best use of hard
. landscaping materials

..A fine contemporary patio and ‘wraparound’ water
..feature were constructed with fine finishes.

• A Merit Award for the best interpretation of a
. theme

awards

Living Divani Interiors was instrumental in helping us achieve a sleek, contemporary look for the seating area.

This garden is low maintenance, interesting throughout the year and has a stylish feel – be sure to see it yourself!

The premier garden design show in Gauteng opens its doors this year on 2 April 2010 and will be open for viewing until 28 June 2010.





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