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Dr. Ellen Vincent Sustainable Landscape Design Advanced Master Gardener Training Columbia, SC 13July2016 “Sustainability” in landscapes •Is a relative concept. •Is a shift in thinking and practice. •Is evolving. •“They are still artificial landscapes inserted into highly disturbed site environments and maintained to meet the expectations of owners and occupants” (Cook & VanDerZanden, 2011, p. 1). Cook, T. W. & VanDerZanden, A. (2011). Sustainable landscape management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. http://www.byrdlandscapedesign.com/Landscape-Designs.html Renee Byrd design Byrdlandscapedesign.com Sustainable landscapes •Ecologically more stable •Require less inputs such as water, fertilizers and pesticides Cook, T. W. & VanDerZanden, A. (2011). Sustainable landscape management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/63936000/jpg/_63936019_ash_wildlife_624.jpg Sustainable development-historic definition United Nations World Commission on Environment and D...