Workshop 2: Jason Lavelle: Xeriscape Applications in the Verde Valley
Water efficient landscaping is an increasingly important practice here in the Southwest. This workshop will review principles of permaculture and xeriscape. Suggested applications in local landscape installations will be presented and an assessment of existing designs will serve as a basis of this discussion. Focus will be placed on specific plant species recommended based on availability and dependability.
Jason Lavelle relocated to Arizona in 1997 from Lincoln, Ne. filtering down through Flagstaff and Sedona to take up permanent residence near the Verde River in Cottonwood. For the past 20 years, he has worked as a certified nurseryman with Arizona Botanical Gardens in Clarkdale, where he promotes xeriscape landscaping and provides a source for native and adaptive plants for the area. Jason has lectured on these topics in association with KSB and the Yavapai County Master Gardeners with special authority on cacti and succulents. He received the Herkenham Award in 2012. He also has contributed to the suggested landscape plant lists for Clarkdale and Sedona and enjoys helping people with landscape design and plant selection. Jason earned his degree through Prescott College in Sustainable Community Development.