Landscaping Lightly: A Sustainable Landscape Workshop for Homeowners

Posted 2/27/12 – On Sunday, March 18, 2012, the Council for Watershed Health and the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy invite you to Landscaping Lightly, a free workshop at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. Topics include native plant gardening, rainwater harvesting, backyard fruit and vegetable growing, tree selection and tree care, composting and mulching, controlling invasive plants, and creating a fire safe landscape. Owen Dell, author of Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies will be speaking and signing books.

Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 12:00pm – 4:30pm, Los Angeles Arboretum, Ayres Hall
Free with pre-registration at or by calling 213-229-9947

Other speakers include:
J. Lopez – Deputy Forester, Los Angeles County Fire Department Forestry Division
Sabrina Drill – Natural Resources Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension
Rebecca Latta – Arborist and Native Habitat Expert, Rebecca Latta Consulting
Kazi Pitelka – Orchardist and Edible Gardening Expert
Ellen Mackey – Ecologist, Council for Watershed Health
Barbara Eisenstein – Native Plant Horticulture Consultant

About the organizers
Founded in 1996 by environmental leader Dorothy Green, the Council conducts research that examines water quality and supply to enhance preservation and conservation strategies. The trustworthy research that comes from the Council’s programs educates diverse groups in an effort to drive polices that improve watershed health. Learn more about the Council for Watershed Health by visiting their website at
The San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) was created by the California legislature in 1999 and is one of ten conservancies within the California Resources Agency. The mission of the RMC is to preserve open space and habitat in order to provide for low-impact recreation and educational uses, wildlife habitat restoration and protection, and watershed improvements within their jurisdiction.

The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a unique 127 acre botanical garden and historical site jointly operated by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and located in the city of Arcadia.  Home to plant collections from all over the world, including many rare and endangered species, The Arboretum also houses outdoor historical landmarks representative of the major phases of California history.