Overcoming Barriers to Lawn Conversion

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Webinar CA

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.