October 10th & 11th - Long Beach Convention Center

Wednesday, October 10th: 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Practical Rainwater Harvesting for Residential Landscape Projects
by Scott Kleinrock
CEUs: APLD, IA

When rain falls in Southern California, it is best if we can slow, spread, and sink it into landscapes, for multiple benefits, both to individual gardens and the region. In this class, we will explore practical approaches to capturing the rain in residential spaces, including techniques for both new and existing landscapes. Learn a practical approach that will cover infiltration basins and rain gardens, swales and berms, and an exploration of the role of rain barrels and cisterns. We will discuss water harvesting as an integration of garden and infrastructure which can help solve erosion and drainage issues while creating beautiful spaces valued by clients.

Participants in the class will leave understanding:
- Why it is important for us to capture rainwater in our home landscapes (and how to discuss those ideas with clients)
- How to determine which water harvesting approaches are most appropriate for a residential property, based on its specific conditions
- How to analyze the basics of site and soil to help ensure capturing rainwater will be safe and effective
- Great plants to integrate into water harvesting garden features in Southern California


TLE seminars are "more advanced than typical conference seminars."
- Adolfo Villanueva, CAM Services

PROFILE:
Scott Kleinrock
Conservation Programs Manager
Chino Basin Water Conservation District

Scott Kleinrock is the Conservation Programs Manager for the Chino Basin Water Conservation District. A sustainable landscape advocate, educator, designer, and horticulturist, he is passionate about the multiple-benefits of regionally adapted landscapes and land planning. Scott holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and a bachelor’s in communications studies from UCLA. Prior to joining CBWCD, Scott was the Landscape Design and Planning Coordinator for the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino where he led the planting design of the Brody California Garden, a 6.5 acre Mediterranean and California native landscape. Much of his professional focus is on the nexus of landscape design and ongoing maintenance, both absolutely essential for long term project success. 

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