Grass lawns are the largest irrigated crop in the United States and dominate our urban and suburban environments. In California’s arid and Mediterranean climates, turf grass demands 70% more water than climate-appropriate plants 1. To inspire Californians to make the switch, three experts will present ideas on how to remove the barriers and inspire people to convert lawns to climate-appropriate regenerative landscapes.
Panelists will address aesthetic preferences, pet requirements, and how to negotiate with a homeowner association. This presentation will also include an update on EBMUD's water supply and landscape rebates. Panelists include: Ann-Marie Benz, California Native Plant Society's Horticultural Outreach Manager; Lou Bendon, Flycatcher Marketing President; and Rebecca Pollon, Rossmoor Landscape Manager.
Share your own success story and tips on how to inspire turf removal and create climate appropriate landscapes. Send details to Kristin.Bowman@ebmud.com by September 13.
This event qualifies for CEU's from Irrigation Association, AWWA, ReScape CA, Master Gardeners, and QWEL.