October 10th & 11th - Long Beach Convention Center

Sustainable Solutions

Improve your education with our seminars on sustainability. Learn from leaders providing fast-track insight into the latest trends.


Wednesday, October 10th: 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Practical Rainwater Harvesting for Residential Landscape Projects
by Scott Kleinrock

When rain falls in Southern California, it is best if we can slow, spread, and sink it into landscapes, for multiple benefits, both to individual gardens and the region. In this class, we will explore practical approaches to capturing the rain in residential spaces, including techniques for both new and existing landscapes. Learn a practical approach that will cover infiltration basins and rain gardens, swales and berms, and an exploration of the role of rain barrels and cisterns. We will discuss water harvesting as an integration of garden and infrastructure which can help solve erosion and drainage issues while creating beautiful spaces valued by clients.

"The seminars were all great. Presentations ranged from highly professional to accessible for those who want to gain general knowledge."