Visioning

A visioning event invites 10 or more people to brainstorm ideas for a shared landscape, encouraging creative thinking, addressing prickly issues in positive ways, and establishing a common vision.

 

The event typically lasts around 2 hours and is organized by experienced meeting facilitators.

Benefits

  • Establish a common vision that defines characteristics the landscape and activities that will happen in those areas.

  • Understand the process and steps required to create a detailed master plan and implementation schedule.

  • Understand how the activities of people, animals, and insects can play a role in managing the landscape.

Process

Before the visioning event, it is important to get a high-level understanding of the event’s purpose, desired outcomes, and goals of the participants.

Initial Visit

  • We will walk the landscape to get an understanding of its major features, potential and challenges.

  • During the visit, we will discuss how people might use the area and who will be invited to the visioning event.

  • Any contentious issues will be noted for discussion.

 

Organization

  • Shortly after the visit, a proposal and cost estimate are provided describing how to facilitate the brainstorming session.

  • The proposal is refined until the process and desired outcomes are agreed upon.

 

Facilitation

  • The event begins with by describing the purpose of the event and the ground rules.

  • Information about ecological landscape design is shared along with images of the possibilities for the area.

  • Two or more small groups are then formed to brainstorm and articulate ideas. Each group has a specific focus or the participants have common characteristics.

  • Everyone reconvenes and each group summarizes their results for further discussion.

Contact us with questions or to arrange a visit.

Price

$300 - $950

The price depends upon the size of the landscape, number of participants and desired level of summarization after the gathering.

Upgrade

Within 6 months of the meeting, you can upgrade to a Concept Design or Complete Master Plan and the cost of this consultation will be credited toward these comprehensive services.

Backyard Abundance

Backyard Abundance is a leading educational nonprofit that helps people create vibrant, engaging outdoor spaces that benefit families and our environment.

P.O. Box 1605

Iowa City, IA  52245

319-325-6810

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