Landscape Design

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Superintendent: Andrea Nisley

Rules

  1. All static exhibits must have received a purple ribbon at the county fair to advance to the State Fair.
  2. Premier 4-H Science Award is available in this area. Please see General Rules for more details. Classes Each county may select 10% of their youth enrolled in the Landscape Professionals & Design Principles Unit 1, Landscape Plants & Materials Unit 2 and Landscape Graphics & the Design Process Unit 3 to exhibit at State Fair.
  3. Each county may select 10% of their youth enrolled in the Landscape Professionals & Design Principles Unit 1, Landscape Plants & Materials Unit 2, and Landscape Graphics & the Design Process Unit 3 to exhibit at State Fair. If the county has enrollment in less than 10 projects, the county may still send exhibits from one youth.

Classes

  • G777401 - Grow a Beautiful Space Unit 1 Portfolio Notebook - Create and complete ‘Landscape Professionals & Design Principles’ Unit 1 Portfolio, 4H6110P. Present portfolio information in a three ring binder. Give proper credit by listing the sources of photographs/images and information used. The 4-H member's name, age, full address, county, and years in the project(s) must be on the back of the notebook. Score Sheet SF110.
  • G777402 - Establish Landscape Analysis Poster - Take multiple photographs of a landscape that has been established for 10 or more years. Critique the landscape based on each of the design principles (order, unity, rhythm, balance, scale or proportion, and emphasis). Describe the spatial definition of the landscape and what different areas of the landscape “feel like”. Include photos taken to support your critique. Describe what changes need to be made in the landscape to improve its characteristics and sense of space. Display on a poster mat board no larger than 22" x 28". Entry card must be stapled to the upper right hand corner. The 4-H member's name, age, full address, county, and years in the project(s) must be on the back of the poster. Score Sheet SF110.
  • G777403 - Grow a Beautiful Space Unit 2 Portfolio Notebook - Create and complete ‘Landscape Plants & Materials’ Unit 2 Portfolio, 4H6120P. Present portfolio information in a three ring binder. Give proper credit by listing the sources of photographs/images and information used. The 4-H member's name, age, full address, county, and years in the project(s) must be on the back of the notebook. Score Sheet SF111.
  • G777404 - Landscape Renovation Poster - Take multiple photographs of a landscape that doesn’t quite look right because it doesn’t reflect sound design principles. Select a landscape in which you can make at least three design recommendations. Identify how the design principles (order, unity, rhythm, balance, scale or proportion, and emphasis) could be better integrated into the landscape, and how plants or materials with specific features (size, form, color, or texture) could improve the space. Reduce the opaqueness of the images to 50-60 percent and sketch plants, structures, materials, and/or amenities that could improve the overall design over the original images. The poster should include the original image(s) and improved image(s), and include a short explanation of how the landscape design was improved. Display on a poster mat board no larger than 22" x 28". Entry card must be stapled to the upper right hand corner. The 4-H member's name, age, full address, county, and years in the project(s) must be on the back of the poster. Score Sheet SF111.
  • G777405 - Estimating Dreams Poster - Select a dream landscape as if money is not a consideration. Develop a plan drawing of the landscape. Draw landscape to scale. Identify the types of plants, structures, and amenities used in the landscape. Research the cost of the plants and amenities and the installation. Include the general cost of grading (if needed) and labor that could be associated with installation. Create a list, noting the plants that are included in the space. The quantities of plants and the structures, materials, or amenities and their cost should be included. Calculate the final total estimate. The poster should include the scale drawing of the landscape, identification of plants, structures and amenities, and cost and labor. Display on a poster mat board no larger than 22" x 28". Entry card must be stapled to the upper right hand corner. The 4-H member's name, age, full address, county, and years in the project(s) must be on the back of the poster. Score Sheet SF111.
  • G777406 - Site Inventory & Analysis Poster - Make an unscaled drawing of the landscape you inventoried and analyzed. Develop two drawings: a site inventory and a site analysis. The site inventory and site analysis should be communicated through a combination of written notes, graphics symbols and photographs. Display on a poster mat board no larger than 22" x 28". Entry card must be stapled to the upper right hand corner. The 4-H member's name, age, full address, county, and years in the project(s) must be on the back of the poster. Score Sheet SF111.
  • G777407 - Community Landscape Poster - Identify a local community space (park, nursing home, school, county fairgrounds, etc.) that needs some landscape improvements. Work through the design process and develop a detailed plan of your improvements to the space. The plan should include design principles, functional and aesthetic factors, list of plants and materials and their costs, budget for materials, labor you have available for the project, and a timeline. Take photographs of the area and draw over the photos to illustrate your final ideas. Include photographs of the finished landscape if project ideas were carried out. Display on a poster mat board no larger than 22" x 28". Entry card must be stapled to the upper right hand corner. The 4-H member's name, age, full address, county, and years in the project(s) must be on the back of the poster. Score Sheet SF111.
  • G777408 - Renovate The Outdoors Portfolio - Select a space that you would like to redesign. The space can be at your home, a family member’s or friend’s house, or somewhere in your community. Develop a scaled base map of the site and locate the existing plants and structures in the landscape. Take photographs of the landscape. Evaluate the physical properties of the site and conduct an interview with the people who live there or use the space. Think about how you would change the space and develop a plan that would implement design elements into the space. Create different drawings that will move you through the design process. You will draw concept diagrams, form compositions, preliminary drawings, and the final design. Once the final design drawing is complete, use overlays on the original photographs to show how the landscape will look compared to how it looked in the photo you originally took of the landscape. Place photographs, interview notes, concept and program statements and drawings in a portfolio. The 4-H member's name, age, full address, county, and years in the project(s) must be on the back of the portfolio. Score Sheet SF111.

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