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The Office of Landscape Architect, Tom Benjamin (413) 687-1135 tom@wellnesscapes.com

Let us guide you in how to make the most of your properties…sustainably!

Tom provides in-person sessions for agencies, facilities and organizations including presentations and hands-on installation and maintenance trainings for management, staff and the general public.

Trainings are geared to environmental compliance to meet our client’s needs and typically cover design, installation and developing cost-effective maintenance programs. His trainings often focus on integrating beautiful, functional, and increasingly required “green infrastructure” features, such as rain- and healing gardens, into the existing site context thereby reducing the burden on existing drainage infrastructure while producing many other benefits.

Tom’s detailed maintenance trainings, offered early in a project’s life cycle, help guide client to attaining the best possible outcome with reduced maintenance over time. Tom’s trainings for the U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Department of Defense at many facilities have helped produce a series of successful bio-retention features that have solved acute drainage problems, met compliance needs, and added beauty, biodiversity while fostering organizational pride.

Tom also provides support services to workforce training programs focused on advancing green job opportunities for such well-respected organizations as Groundwork.

Upcoming Trainings

U.S. Postal Services Facilities
Scheduled for Spring-Summer 2015

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Trainings provide valuable benefits

  • Design guidance
  • Hands-on installation experience
  • Cost-effective maintenance
  • Integrating “green infrastructure”
  • Solve acute problems
  • Meet compliance needs
  • Adding beauty and biodiversity
  • Fostering organizational pride
  • Supporting workforce training

Previous Clients

  • U.S. EPA
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Groundwork Lawrence

Previous Trainings

Rain Garden Workshop at Barnes Air National Guard base

  • Designed and guided installation of base’s first rain garden
  • Collaboration with U.S. EPA and U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • Training covered green infrastructure benefits, design, and maintenance

Groundwork Lawrence

  • Green workforce training
  • In collaboration with U.S. EPA
  • Urban community garden setting
  • Green infrastructure design and maintenance
  • Sustainable landscape contracting and employment
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Groundwork Lawrence
Groundwork Lawrence

Tom leads hands-on green jobs workforce development training focused on installing natural drainage improvements at urban community garden site.

Groundwork Lawrence

Tom (green helmit) leads hands-on green jobs workforce development training focused on installing productive berry patch at urban community garden site.

Groundwork Lawrence

Tom leads hands-on green jobs workforce development training focused on installing natural drainage improvements at urban community garden site.

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Designed and guided installation of the medical center campus’ first rain garden
  • Collaboration with U.S. EPA and U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Training covered green infrastructure benefits, design, and maintenance
  • Part of campus-wide green infrastructure master plan
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VA Training
VA Training

Hands-on training for installation of VA Medical Center's first rain garden. Participants included federal facilities staff. Rain garden is fed by roof runoff from adjacent building. Garden fully established within 2 growing seasons.

VA Training

Tom (wearing green hat) leads hands-on training for installation of VA Medical Center's first rain garden. Participants included federal facilities staff. Rain garden is fed by roof runoff from building in background. Garden fully established within 2 growing seasons.

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