Life After Lawns - Ideas & Actions

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Instructor: Billy Goodnick

Location: Pritzlaff Conservation Center Classroom

Online registration closed, but space still available. Register at the class.

Member: $30 | Non-member: $45

The siren song of the perfect lawn is fading from our idea of garden design and is being replaced by a new, sustainable aesthetic. Landscape Architect Billy Goodnick will focus on life without the traditional lawn, showing alternative designs ideas, methods for achieving them and how to care for them for years to come. Topics include: reasons to go lawnless, alternative uses for the space, design themes, site preparation, step-by-step action plan and a walkabout of the Waterwise Home Demonstration Garden.


Image of Billy GoodnickFor 22 years, Billy Goodnick served as City Landscape Architect for Santa Barbara. These days, he provides customized residential design in the greater Santa Barbara area, emphasizing sustainable practices and beautiful plant designs. As an educator, he has taught at Santa Barbara City College, Master Gardeners and adult education, also traveling the country speaking at botanic gardens and garden shows. His writing has been featured in Garden Design, Fine Gardening, Sunset and 805 Living magazines and he is the host of Garden Wise, a popular educational show on local TV. He is also author of "Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space Into the Garden of Your Dreams", St. Lynn's Press 2013. "That was too much fun," is a typical response to Billy's presentations and workshops. So is, "I thought there'd be a two-drink cover charge for the entertainment... and I learned a lot!"

Click here to view his design portfolio and website

Click here to purchase "Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space Into the Garden of Your Dreams"

If you have trouble registering, please contact the Registrar at 805-682-4726 ext. 102

Horticulture & Gardening