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Watershed Protection Landscaping Strategies and Manure Management - County of San Diego

Water and soil-- two of our most precious commodities. This webinar will discuss how proper landscaping techniques help keep them where they belong-- on your farm or ranch!

Image courtesy of Ecology Artisans

When poorly managed, storm water run-off can erode and wash away topsoil, and can pollute our waterways with sediment, chemicals, and nutrients. 

Our panel of experts will discuss their involvement in creating a win-win outcome developing County of San Diego's watershed protection and composting demonstration site at Ramona's International Equestrian Center. 

This webinar is funded by the County of San Diego and is intended for residents of unincorporated County. Anyone may attend, however, the webinar recording will be available for 7 days after the live presentation to unincorporated County residents only.

Help us get the word out to other unincorporated residents! You'll be entered to win a raffle drawing for every resident you get to attend the webinar. If you get someone to register, email kelsea@solanacenter.org and we'll enter a raffle entry for you. 

Strategies Discussed

  • Proper manure management and composting
  • Compost, compost socks, and compost blankets  
  • Catchment basins and rock interrupters
  • Native plantings

Panelists

Diane Hazard, Solana Center's Director of Education, will serve as the panel moderator. She has her degree in biology, a certificate in Sustainable Business Practices, and is a Master Composter.  

  • Nancy Zadrozny of Ramona's International Equestrian Center has a background in horticulture and ecology, along with 15 years experience as vice president of an engineering construction firm. She served as manager of the San Diego Country Estates' Equestrian Centers for 5 years, and is currently the manager of their Landscape Department. Nancy is also a member of Back Country Horsemen, San Vicente Saddle Club, and the Ramona Trails Association.
  • Craig Kolodge, Ph.D., is the former academic advisor, field plant pathologist and county director for the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in Santa Clara county. He currently serves as the Business Development and Sustainability Manager for San Pasqual Valley Soils. Craig is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and an expert in the use of compost-based Sustainable Management Practices (SMPs) for storm water management and industrial pollution management (Trainer of Record for Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner - QISP statewide program).
  • Josh Robinson holds a Master’s Degree in Ecological Landscape Design and has over 14 years of experience designing, installing, and teaching about ecologically abundant gardens, home, farms, and businesses. He is the director and co-founder of the San Diego Sustainable Living Institute, and is Principal and Landscape Designer for Ecology Artisans. Josh's work has received multiple awards as well as being featured in Toby Hemenway’s book Gaia’s Garden and Art Ludwig’s Create an Oasis with Greywater.

 

Made possible through generous funding by:

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Event Classification
Funding Source Contract-funded
Category Manure Management Workshop
Contract County Storm Water
Special Note
Stream to Volunteer Opportunities
October 28th, 2020 2:00 PM   through   3:00 PM
Virtual - Your Home Computer
United States
Main Phone: (760)436-7986  ext. 700
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