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Green building council to host Resilient Landscaping conference in Sanger

The U.S. Green Building Council Central California is hosting a daylong conference at Belmont Nursery to help industry professionals and the public learn about landscaping alternatives and irrigation systems in the drought.

Topics include optimal irrigation strategies and practices, converting to low-water landscape and climate appropriate plants for Central California. Special guests include irrigation and agriculture specialists Drs. Dave Fujino and Loren Oki from the University of California, Davis and Karrie Reid from the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

“Our event will provide solutions to create more climate appropriate landscapes,” said Laura Gromis, executive director of the council’s Central California branch. “The new green has lots of different options that are visually appealing and water conscious.”

“Resilient Landscaping” will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Belmont Nursery Henderson Experimental Gardens, 1215 N. McCall Ave. in Sanger. The cost is $45 for general admission and $25 for green building council members.

For information or to register, visit usgbccc.org or www.belmontnursery.com.

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