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.
Here are some photos from the day.
Ken Foster and Roxanne Evans at the table for the
Ecological Landscaping Association.
River friendly Landscape guidelines was released the day of this event.
Here’s Steven Zien and Kathy Holden with the EcoLandscape working group.
There was a lot of great information from the business vendors at the conference.
Like the new Smart water timers
And don’t forget the benefits of compost and mulch!
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.
Tons of urbanite available!
After staining with Iron Sulphate
Here’s a custom cartoon from cartoonist David Retsof who happens to be my brother. Hence Foster spelled backwards.
This cartoon may someday adorn bags of our own worm castings. With the name ‘The worm whisperer’s Worm Castings.