10th Anniversary SmartScape Expo

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The District will host its 10th Anniversary SmartScape Expo on October 12, 2019, from 8am - 2pm at District headquarters - 306 3rd Street, Laguna Beach. Stop by to learn about California landscapes and ways to maximize your water savings!

At this FREE family fun event, attendees can take advantage of free landscape consultations, meet with local landscape and irrigation professionals, purchase CA Friendly plants, and learn about available rebates on water efficient devices.

Throughout the event, residents can meet with experts covering topics such as: landscape and irrigation system design, irrigation timer scheduling, and selecting and caring for California native plants. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in planting workshops and activities, receive free compost, and much more. We can't wait to see you there!

This years participants to date include our:
Event Partners
South Coast Water District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and OC Succulents and California Greenhouses.

Event Sponsors
Imperial Irrigation Sprinkler Supply, Waste Management, Rain Barrels Int., Toro/Irritrol Irrigation, Pure Elements Water, and Kellogg Garden Products.

Non-Profit Participants
The Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club, Laguna Beach Girl Scouts, California Native Plant Society, Laguna Beach Beautification Council, Laguna Beach Garden Club, Bluebelt Coalition, UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County, OC Coastkeeper, Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control, and the City of Laguna Beach.

Join our email list or check back here where we'll announce event features, vendors, prizes, and more leading up to SmartScape!

Debra Lee Baldwin“Queen of Succulents” Debra Lee Baldwin is the award-winning garden photojournalist who launched global interest in succulents with her book, Designing with Succulents. Her other bestsellers are Succulent Container Gardens and Succulents Simplified. Debra spreads the word about “plants that drink responsibly” via newsletters, articles, photos, videos, social media, public speaking, radio and TV. Her YouTube videos are nearing 5,000,000 views. She focuses on news, design ideas, experts, and destinations that "celebrate the joy of succulents." Debra lives and gardens in “the epicenter of all things succulent:” San Diego’s North County, home to more succulent specialty nurseries and wholesale growers than anywhere else in the world.

Join us for one of our informative workshops the day of the event. Email us to confirm your space at: SmartScape Workshop, or call us at 949-494-1041. Please include the Name(s) and Time(s) of workshop(s) you'd like to attend.

Compost Workshop - Composting reduces green waste and landfill use, reuses valuable green waste, recycles waste into a useful garden asset, and restores soil health. Eligible customers attending the workshop can pick up a Composting Bin at a discounted rate of just $35! Hosted by UCCE OC Master Gardeners.

Home Leak Detection Workshop - Common types of leaks found in the home are often easy to fix. Join us for this free workshop scheduled at 9:45 am and noon and learn how to identify and fix leaks that might be costing you hundreds of dollars per year.

Customer Connect Web Portal Workshop - Learn how to get the most out of the District's Customer Connect web portal. Never before have you had this much information at your fingertips. This free workshop is a must for District customers.

Rain Barrel and Rain Harvesting Workshop - Harvesting rainwater is a technique which has been used for centuries, but in recent years its relevance has become more pronounced. High water bills and water restrictions have made rainwater harvesting more than a nifty gardening skill for those with a green thumb. This workshop explains how to properly install and utilize a rain barrel, general water-saving tips for home or garden, and available rebates resident can apply for.

 2019 10th Anniversary SmartScape Expo Confirmed Workshop Schedule

 TIme Workshop  Presented by:
 9:00 am
Compost Workshop  - $35 (fee includes compost bin)
 Master Gardeners
 45 min
 10:00 am
Super Succulents with Debra Lee Baldwin
 Debra Lee Baldwin
 60 min
 11:00 am
Home Leak Detection Workshop
 LBCWD Staff
 30 min
 11:30 am
Compost Workshop - $35 (fee includes compost bin)
 Master Gardeners
 60 min
 12:30 pm
LBCWD Customer Connect Web Portal Workshop
 LBCWD staff
 30 min
 1:00 pm
 Rain Barrel and Rain Harvesting Workshop
 Rain Barrels Int.
 45 min