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Bay-Friendly Landscaping
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Upcoming Bay-Friendly Sponsored Events:

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

Living Soils and Green Infrastructure

Soil health and watershed protection are inextricably linked. Peter Schultze-Allen, EOA, and David Perkins, Permaculture Artisans, will present strategies for addressing stormwater and runoff treatment in our urban environment using a living soil food web approach, including creative design strategies and technical specifications. Join us for an informative and entertaining presentation and find out how you can better design, specify and oversee the construction of our landscapes to provide multiple, eco-system based stormwater solutions.

Our Presenters:

  • Peter Schultze-Allen is a Senior Scientist with EOA Inc., a stormwater consulting company in Oakland, CA. He specializes in public and private Green Infrastructure, sustainable landscaping and trash/litter programs. Peter previously managed the environmental programs for the City of Emeryville and is a LEED-AP and a Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional. His work with soils began in 1990 when he graduated in the first class of Master Composters at StopWaste in Alameda County. He currently serves on the Bay Friendly Landscaping and Gardening Coalition Advisory Board and was a commissioner on the City of Berkeley’s Zero Waste Commission from 2003 to 2015.

  • David Perkins is a popular speaker on the science and application of soil food web principles, including the commercial preparation and application of compost teas, organic fertilizers and amendments and best practices for restoring soil health.  David works with landscape architects, designers and contractors to assist with the specification and application protocols for compost tea with urban stormwater treatment projects to promote healthy, living soils and optimize the water quality benefits. He is currently a member of the Bay-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening Coaltion’s Advisory Board, providing guidance on the development and promotion of healthy soils.

How to Attend:

  • When: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Where: Nile Hall, Preservation Park 1233 Preservation Park Way Oakland, CA 94612

  • Cost: $25 for Bay Friendly members, $30 for non-members. Click here to register.

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Bay-Friendly Afternoon at the Movies - July 12, 2015 12:30-2:30pm at the New Parkway Theater

“This film raises the bar. It makes you care about our Earth’s precious skin, so rare among planets.” - Washington Post

Bay-Friendly hosts a showing of Symphony of the Soil. Meet some of the Bay-Friendly board and staff members, enjoy the New Parkway, and celebrate soil with a bunch of other landscape-geeks. $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 13. Buy tickets now!


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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