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Bay-Friendly Landscaping
& Gardening Coalition

Upcoming Bay-Friendly Sponsored Events:

Note: For a Calendar of Upcoming Bay-Friendly CEU Opportunities click here.

Bay-Friendly Coalition Lunchtime Forum Series Presents:

The drought and its impact on landscape & irrigation design understanding the impacts of the 2015 revisions to the California Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO) on landscape & irrigation design and project compliance.

Wednesday - August 26, 2015
AIA East Bay
1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

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The talk will focus on the following:

  • - Ordinance updates
  • - Planting design & hydrozoning
  • - Irrigation design & water use
  • - Compliance requirements

Bring your lunch! Event is free, space is limited.


  • Bob Towar, PGAdesign: Bob heads up PGAdesign's irrigation design services providing services for PGAdesign as well as other Bay Area firms. He has a wealth of knowledge of the Northern California irrigation requirements. With 27 years in the industry, his experience includes irrigation design, residential and commercial installation, wholesale supply and maintenance. With a BS in Irrigation Science from Cal Poly Pomona, Bob is also a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID), Certified Landscape Water Manager (CLWM), and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA).

  • Chris Steele, The Toro Company: Chris is Senior Specification Sales Manager for The Toro Company, Irrigation Division for the past 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge for water-saving irrigation products.

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Bay-Friendly Home Gardener Events

Lose Your Lawn Nursery Talks

lawn conversionRemove your lawn without tearing it out! Bay-Friendly Qualified Professionals will demonstrate the tools of lawn conversion with the innovative technique of Sheet Mulching. Following Bay-Friendly Practices you’ll learn how to conserve natural resources, reduce pollution, create a vibrant garden, save time and money.

Attendees receive free copy of our Bay-Friendly Gardening Guide (retails for 12.00), climate appropriate plant selection and irrigation resources, and a chance to win raffle prizes.

All events are free and open to the public, and no prior registration is required.

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