San Diego Chapter Accepting Sponsorships for 2013
CLCA San Diego takes pride in the benefits provided to our members in the past year and looks forward to delivering even more in 2013. 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.
December 12: San Diego Chapter Holiday Party
Ring in the holidays with your friends from CLCA at our annual Holiday Party on December 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Stone Brewery, 1999 Citracado Pkwy. in Escondido
Join us for a no-host happy hour with appetizers followed by dinner and a short presentation by guest speaker Tom Wornham, Chairman of the San Diego County Water Authority. We will also be thanking members of the 2013 chapter board and introducing the chapter board of directors for 2014. For more information or to RSVP, contact Stacey Sturnot at SSturnot@valleycrest.com.
January 29, 2014: Chart Bus to LIS Show
Chapter charter bus to LIS on one day of show (exact date to be determined). Avoid the traffic, save on fuel costs and enjoy the company of fellow CLCA members as we travel by motor coach to the Landscape Industry Show. We have two convenient pickup locations: Park & Ride at Governor Drive and I-805 - departing at 5:30 a.m., and Park & Ride at I-5 and 78 departing at 6:00 a.m. Breakfast goodies served on the bus. The return bus will leave LA at 4:00 p.m. arriving in Oceanside around 6 p.m. and at Governor Dr. at 6:30 p.m. Cost: TBD. For more information or to RSVP, contact Loren Godes 619-921-4835 or Loren.Godes@hydroscape.com.
February 28, March 1-2 , 2014: Home and Garden Show
Each year top San Diego garden designers and contractors transform a vast exhibit hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds into the Garden Masters Exposition. The Expo has grown into the most respected and popular garden show south of San Francisco, attracting up to 20,000 visitors over a three-day weekend of the Spring Home/Garden Show (February 28-March 2, 2014).
Join CLCA colleagues who have won top prizes and accolades in the past ... not to mention garnering many potential new clients each year who have been amazed by CLCA-member displays. Your design talent and craftsmanship deserves showcasing! Conceptual Ideas indicating your garden type, i.e. Rose Garden, Tropical or Succulent Garden are due November 22. Final garden designs are due December 15. Don’t let this opportunity slip through the cracks!
For Garden Masters Exposition rules and benefits of participation, click HERE. For other information about being a part of Garden Masters, contact Lawrence Bame at 858-350-3738 (office) 858-336-8333 (cell) or via email.
Landscape Industry Certified Testing at Cuyamaca College
The CLCA recently held the Landscape Certified Technician Test in San Diego at Cuyamaca College. Thank you to all the suppliers and volunteers who gave of their time and products to make the event a success. And, thank you to the crew at Ewing Irrigation for providing a wonderful BBQ lunch.
Congratulations to the new LICT certified technicians.
Click on the photo to view a slideshow from the 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