A FREE LANDSCAPING WORKSHOP (PILOT PROJECT)
WHAT a free, hands-on workshop on how to use indigenous planting and biomass found on the shore to slow down coastal erosion
WHO instructed by Ecological Landscaper Rosmarie Lohnes of Helping Nature Heal
WHEN Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 9am to 5pm (rain date Sunday August 4)
WHERE St. Andrew’s + St. Mark’s United Church Hall, Ingramport 7628 St. Margaret’s Bay Road (beach site is below church)
INFO Lisa Cochrane 902 973 1161
Helping Nature Heal Inc.
SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOP DAY
9 – 12 Meet at the church hall. Parking on site. Rosemarie introduces
everyone to “The Lohnes Method”, sharing her passion for
sustainable landscaping that heals the land and the soul. She outlines the principles of The Living Shoreline Program she uses to slow down coastal erosion through a power point presentation of past and current projects. Includes one morning coffee break
12 – 1 Lunch (bring your own)
1-4 Work hand-in-hand with professional landscapers to restore the eroding beach site on the private property below the church hall
4-5 Wrap-up and share observations on site
The SHORE UP NOVA SCOTIA mission is to share Helping Nature Heal’s niche, coastal erosion expertise widely, empowering everyone to consider sustainable, plant-based strategies for combatting coastal erosion on their private properties and also on beloved public shorelines within communities.
ROSMARIE LOHNES is Atlantic Canada’s foremost expert in the implementation of natural infrastructure coastal erosion strategies. She is an in-demand speaker and trainer who shares Helping Nature Heal’s ecological restoration methods at local, regional, national, and international gatherings.
This workshop is not recommended for children under 10. All children under 18 must be supervised by adults. To participate in this free workshop, you will be asked to sign a waiver granting your permission for HNH to use any images we capture of you during the workshop.
The pilot project for SHORE UP NOVA SCOTIA was generously funded by The Aspotogan Heritage Trust, and was sponsored by Habit Studio, Baldwin’s Nursery, Bulwark Hand Crafted Cider and Mary Stocks, a Realtor at Tradewinds.
Thank you to all who supported this workshop, an initiative of Helping Nature Heal Inc.