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Desert Landscaper School

The Desert Landscaper School was created in 1997 as a direct response to the many community members seeking a landscaper who really understood desert plants. DLS students spend one morning a week for nine months learning from DBG staff and other professionals specialized topics including irrigation, water harvesting and design. For most of the last 12 years, the final project has been to design and install a new landscape for five Habitat for Humanity homes. This year, due to timing, that was not possible and instead the five homes came from various sectors of the community. All project were either affordable housing or group housing properties. All of the installation is done free of charge to the resident. This album is from one of this year’s installations.

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Taken on May 6, 2009