Sustainability Conference


Water, Agriculture and Landscaping


As California’s population continues to grow, high demand for fresh water and pesticide use will only accelerate the water shortage problem. UC Santa Barbara will be presenting their methodology of curbing pesticide use an approach which involves color-coded maps to evaluate sites, reduce risk, and plan for long-term sustainability. Their presentation will also include the benefits of native plant communities and the steps essential for creating these communities, such as: planning the site, removing invasive plants, restoring site soils, purchasing the native plant material, planting, irrigation, and mulches and amendments.