Eco Landscape Conference in Sacramento

A notable event in the sustainable landscape world took place in Sacramento, CA. on February 3rd, 2007. A few of us from the California’s central coast went up to attend EcoLandscape 2007 and to set up a table for the Ecological Landscaping Association.

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Here are some photos from the day.

Ken Foster and Roxanne Evans at the table for the
Ecological Landscaping Association.

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River friendly Landscape guidelines was released the day of this event.

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Here’s Steven Zien and Kathy Holden with the EcoLandscape working group.
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There was a lot of great information from the business vendors at the conference.
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Like the new Smart water timers
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And don’t forget the benefits of compost and mulch!
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Recycling in the landscape – reused concrete, affectionately known as urbanite.

One recent customer actually encouraged me to start a blog so we could document the sustainable landscape installation in their yard. Here you go!
Here is a project inspired by Terra Nova’s work.

We like Urbanite as an option for these reasons:

1) It’s a free material.
2) It’s recycled, so we capture all the embodied energy in the original concrete.
3) There’s no mining involved.
4) It’s versatile.
5) It lasts.

Finding urbanite

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Tons of urbanite available!

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Before

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During

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After

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After staining with Iron Sulphate

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