Trainings & Events for Landscape Professionals
15th Annual Water Conservation Showcase
Date: January 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: PG&E Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard St., San Francisco
Register here: waterconservationshowcase.com
Every year since 2004, hundreds of designers and contractors, conservation advocates, researchers, business leaders, local government staff and product manufacturers have gathered to address the most pressing water issues and challenges facing California. Attend the showcase to learn about scalable strategies and solutions to conserve one of the Earth's most precious resources.
StopWaste staff will be co-presenting a workshop at the showcase that addresses compost, mulch and soil, and practices to manage soil for water conservation and quality. The speakers will explore compost as a soil amendment, biofilter, and mulch, as well as sheet mulching, carbon farming/gardening and the benefits of compost and mulch to soil. The workshops fill up fast, so be sure to arrive early.
Bay-Friendly Training & Qualification Program for Landscape Maintenance
Presented by: ReScape California
Date: Four consecutive Tuesdays starting January 9
Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free for public agency staff in Alameda County*
Give yourself a competitive edge by earning professional qualification in the Bay-Friendly approach to managing healthy landscapes. This four-day training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant care, integrated pest management, and more. ReScape is holding this January training in Livermore to make it easier for East County staff to attend. Info and registration (see note below).
*Note: StopWaste will pay the entire $495 training fee for eligible staff of public agencies in Alameda County and its 14 cities, but you must fill out a scholarship application and submit it to StopWaste, in addition to registering for the course with ReScape. Download the scholarship application.