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USGBC Green Talk: Restoring the Upstate through Biomimicry Design

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Join USGBC South Carolina for a Green Talk at Craig Gaulden Davis on May 2nd. Rick Huffman will discuss how to restore the Upstate through biomimicry design. Rick Huffman is principal and founder of Earth Design Inc. with over 26 years of experience in, landscape design, horticulture, bioengineering, and ecology.


This program will frame the SITES paradigm shift in designing and implementing landscapes that are botanically diverse, that value water and soils, and that function as part of eco-system services. Mr. Huffman will focus on ‘How’ we can utilize the science of myco-remediation and phytoremediation as design tools to heal our soils and clean our water. He will demonstrate how applied ecology or biomimicry is a foundational holistic approach to landscape design that strives to create living systems that expand awareness and acceptance of different outcomes. Through the integrated process and education, we can produce high quality, visually pleasing landscapes that give back by supporting all trophic levels of landscape ecology. The program will use Furman University’s Lake Restoration project as a case study that demonstrates campus watershed design, stormwater mitigation, bio-engineering, riparian buffers, and plant communities as integral design applications. In addition, the program will address implementation and maintenance practices for natural systems.

APPROVED FOR .5HRS GBCI CE (SITES SPECIFIC). Light refreshments will be provided.

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