by Charlene Burgi
Throughout the year we notify our customers about events that we believe are beneficial to the well-being of our environment and that promote water efficiency. Two years ago, the first Bay-Friendly Landscape Conference took place in Berkeley. The event sold out, and as I left at the end of an inspiring day everyone was raving about the quality of the event. The question was, “How can they top it next time?”
The answer can be found in the announcement below of the 2010 Bay-Friendly Landscape Conference. The conference is geared to landscape professionals—so please share this with any that you know or hire—but home gardeners will get a lot out of it, too. I personally am thrilled at the lineup. I was privileged to hear Brad Lancaster speak at the Rainwater Catchment Conference in Georgia a year ago and the word dynamic doesn’t do him justice. He will be the keynote speaker this year. Brock Dolman will also be presenting. His abundant knowledge of permaculture draws crowds wherever he speaks. And Bob Perry will talk about plants thriving in the dry landscape of California. The pages are worn out in my copy of Trees and Shrubs for Dry California Landscapes, which he wrote in the ‘80s. I understand he has a new book out that will be available at this conference, and I can’t wait to get a copy of Landscape Plants for California Gardens for my library.
I could go on and on about the amazing talent that will be under the roof of St. Mary’s on September 17, but let me invite you to see for yourself. I personally invite you to attend the conference of a lifetime. You won’t be disappointed.
Bay-Friendly Landscape Conference
Transforming Urban Landscapes to Protect Our Water Resources
Friday, September 17, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Event Center
San Francisco, CA
Keynote Speaker: Brad Lancaster
The 2010 Bay-Friendly Landscape Conference and Marketplace will feature interactive sessions, professional networking, and a marketplace of cutting-edge technologies and products. Experts will offer practical tools and solutions to creating landscapes that conserve natural resources, prevent pollution, and cut greenhouse gas emissions while working with the uniqueness of the San Francisco Bay watershed.
- Learn how to cost effectively minimize environmental impacts while promoting ecological potential.
- Get the most recent information from experienced professionals and practitioners.
- Discover innovative landscaping products and services.
- Improve your skills, knowledge and bottom line.
Morning and afternoon breakout sessions will address a variety of hot topics in sustainable landscaping. Learn more about sessions and speakers.
Attendees who register by September 1 qualify for a smart controller raffle. But don’t wait that long—click here to register today!