San Diego Chapter Accepting Sponsorships for 2014
CLCA San Diego takes pride in the benefits provided to our members in the past year and looks forward to delivering even more in 2014. To make this a reality, we depend on your support through our annual Chapter Sponsorship Program. For more information or to become a Calendar Sponsor, please download the sponsorship package HERE.
San Diego Chapter Beautification Award Winners
With growing concerns
over the continued availability of water in the San Diego region, licensed
landscape contractors are working to conserve this precious resource
while still maintaining San Diego's unique beauty through the careful
design, installation and management of the county's landscapes. The
efforts of these stewards of our environment were recognized on June 28th at the California Landscape Contractors Association's Annual Beautification
Awards Program hosted by the San Diego Chapter. The program was
held at The Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at USD, and recognized excellence in landscape
construction and maintenance through competition among California licensed
Click HERE for the complete list of winners.
2014 Beautification Awards Entries Available
Entry forms for the CLCA San Diego Chapter 2014 Beautification Awards are now available online. Don't miss this opportunity to see how your projects stack up against your local competition. Entry forms are due April 15, with judging taking place May 5-9. The awards banquet will be held at the end of June.
Download entry form HERE and enter today!
March 11: San Diego Chapter General Chapter Meeting
CLCA San Diego General Chapter Meeting at Coco's in Rancho Bernardo, 16759 Bernardo Center Dr. 8:45 a.m. networking and breakfast, 9:15 a.m. meeting. $5 donation for breakfast encouraged. All members welcome.
March 14: Bioswales and Bioretention Workshop
Presented by the San Diego ASLA Stewardship Committee. Design Center Z-102, Mesa Community College, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego. 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. workshop, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. social and appetizers by Filtrexx.
Learn about and discuss the County and the City of San Diego's newest design requirements for Bioswales and Detention Basins, about how to design, build and maintain successful Bioretention areas and much more. Register online.
March 20: Facebook Like a Pro -Social Media Seminar
Free to the first 20 members who register! 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Hunter Industries Meeting Room, 1940 Diamond Street, San Marcos, CA 92078.
This comprehensive, HANDS-ON seminar will teach you how to Facebook like the pros!
- Hands-on - Develop your Facebook business page during the seminar. Our presenter will provide tips and tricks as you create your page on your laptop or tablet during the workshop.
- Our presenter, Michael Hooper, has been managing social media programs for various clients in recent years, and has 12 years of experience in sales and marketing.
- How to Facebook like the pros - Learn how to keep up and manage your page, while not taking up too much of your time.
- Gain more page 'Likes' - Michael will provide tips on how to grow the fan base for your page.
- Facebook marketing - Learn how Facebook advertising works, and how you can leverage it to grow your business.
- Other social media outlets - Learn how to utilize other social media, such as Instagram and Twitter.
- A light dinner will be provided.
- REMEMBER! The first 20 people to register can attend absolutely FREE! Otherwise, the cost is $30/person (Use the promo code "CLCA" in the promo field).
Register online NOW.
April 24: Educational Event - Color and Water Conscious Fertilizers
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. DM Color Express, 4343 Carmel Valley Rd., San Diego, CA 92130. We will be reviewing plants, pest and rodent control, and and the use of fertilizers and pesticides -- both organic and non-organic.
Landscape Industry Certified Testing at Cuyamaca College
The CLCA will be holding the 2014 Landscape Certified Technician Test in San Diego at Cuyamaca College on April 4 (written test) and April 5 (field test). The deadline for applicants is February 28, 2014. For more information or to download the study guide, click HERE .
If you are interested in donating your time or supplies, contact Allison Weiner at 916.830.2780 or
Click on the photo to view a
slideshow from the 2013 event.
Photos courtesy of Chris Roesink.
Rocktoberfest Rocks at KRC
There's nothing like a piping hot pizza fresh out of KRC's outdoor brick oven to compliment an ice cold beer shared with friends and colleagues.
Over 80 CLCA San Diego members and their guests put this to the test on Thursday, October 27, during the chapter's annual Oktoberfest get together. With no agenda beyond socializing with other industry professionals, this get together is always well attended with members old and new appearing "out of the woodwork."
This year's event was held at KRC Rock's demonstration yard, complete with a new outdoor kitchen and pizza oven. Thank you KRC Rock for hosting the event and for the great pizza, and thank you to all who came out to enjoy it!
Why Hire a Landscape Industry Certified Technician?
Hiring a landscape contractor for your property is not an easy job. An estimate alone doesn’t gauge the quality and professionalism the company can offer your community, but when a contractor is certified in the landscape industry, this speaks volumes.
When looking for the best landscape contractor to do the job, consider those with “Landscape Industry Certified Technician” or the initials “CLT” on their business card... MORE