Raingardens? Why Lakeside Needs Them with Skip Heibert
These educational and often hands-on weekly gardening programs are held every Thursday throughout the summer and feature guest speakers and a variety of gardening topics. The programs are held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Train Station unless otherwise noted. Programs are free of charge and registration is not required.
A brief history of rain gardens, and a workshop on how to design and build them.
Skip Heibert is a retired site planner and landscape architect with 45 years of experience. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Kentucky. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, and a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. He founded Heibert & Associates, a Landscape Architecture firm specializing in sustainable landscape design, site planning, and irrigation design in 1991. Designs prepared by the firm have been honored by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, ISA, and the Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society (LESS).
Skip and his wife Debbie have resided in Brentwood, TN, just outside of Nashville, for 45 years where he has been active in many civic and professional organizations including Civitan, Rotary, Brentwood United Methodist Church, Leadership Brentwood, the Franklin and Brentwood Tree Boards and was recently appointed to the Lakeside Tree Board. They first visited Lakeside in 1973 and returned every 7 or 8 years with their two daughters. After a wonderful vacation with their four grandchildren in 2018, they decided to purchase their cottage. His interests include gardening, cooking, woodworking, and sustainable design practices such as green roofs, rain barrels, composting ……… and rain gardens!