Rainwater Harvesting, Bidding and Installing - 2 CEU's: PLANET Landscape Industry Certified
Presented by Mike Garcia, Enviroscape, Founder
Wednesday October 12 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Thursday October 13 - 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Hands on workshop held on the show floor. Bidding and Installing Rain Water Harvesting Systems. Organized by Irrigator Tech.
Hands on workshop held on the show floor. As southern California endures its worst drought ever, many conservation measures are being enacted to ensure our environmental future. A large movement is happening which, in a nutshell, tells us to remove grass / lawns and replace these with native plants. Somehow, grass is now the enemy of the landscape. While there are merits to removing a lawn, there are also benefits that come with having a lawn. If you have kids or dogs, a lawn is a must. Now, you can have a lawn and save over half the water over conventional spray heads. How? Subsurface or underground irrigation. What is subsurface drip irrigation for lawns? How is it installed? How easy is it to get started? How do you fertilize a lawn which has sub-surface drip? These and many more questions will be answered by sub-surface drip irrigation expert and 30 year landscape veteran Mike Garcia of EnviroscapeLA. Imagine giving your clients a lawn which does NOT result in overspray, green walls slipping issues and most of all......saving water, thus saving your clients big dollars on escalating water bills! Organized by Irrigator Tech.
Enviroscape founder Mike Garcia began his career in the horticultural field more than 30 years ago. After earning his college degree in Ornamental Horticulture, he earned his C-27 Landscape Contractors license and his D-49 Tree Service Contractors license. Under his leadership, Enviroscape has won numerous landscape and water feature awards at the local, state national and international levels. Some of these include awards from the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) as well as the National Association of Pond Professionals (NAPP) and the International Professional Pond Companies Association (IPPCA). Enviroscape has been featured in numerous magazines, such as PONDS USA and Pond and Garden Lifestyles Magazine, Water Garden News, California Landscaper magazine, National Landscape Contractor magazine. Guest appearances on the hit television shows "Extreme Home Makeover", HGTV's "Landscaper's Challenge and A & E's hit series "Fix That Yard".
Mike is a past president of the CLCA and currently serves on their local board of directors. He is also a founding member of the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden and serves on their Board.
Mike hold a certification in Pond building at the national level through the NAPP and is only one of 8 Internationally Certified Pond Builders in the world, earned through the IPPCA.
Enviroscape's most notable work can be at the Science Museum in downtown Los Angeles. The Enviroscape crew recently finished a 50 foot waterfall at the world famous Greystone Mansion, which is owned by the city of Beverly Hills. Last year, his company earned 4 first place finishes at the prestigious CLCA landscape competition, held in Los Angeles, California. On occasion, Mike flies to Sacramento to assist the Contractors State License Board revise and update the written tests. Enviroscape specializes in drought tolerant gardens and drip irrigation.
Mike Garcia, CPPC
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