Saturday, October 13, 2007

Sustainable and FireSafe Landscaping Event

This event is happening on Saturday, October 20 at Loma Alta Park:

SAFE Landscapes, a program of the University of California Cooperative Extension, wants to show you how to make your landscape Sustainable and Fire Safe.

Much of Los Angeles County is a wildland-urban interface, where habitat and housing inter-mix. If you live in this area, it’s not a question of IF the wildland will burn, but WHEN, and the next few years are expected to be some of the worst on record.

Come find out how to make your landscape beautiful and fire-safe while being a good neighbor to wildlands. Get tips and techniques on planting, maintenance, and building materials to help you and your home survive the next fire.

Learn about defensible space, vegetation management, and invasive plants from Cooperative Extension experts, local fire authorities, and wildland managers, and get your own copy of the beautiful SAFE Landscapes 2008 Calendar and Guidebook!

This series of workshops will be held in October and November 2007 in locations around the county. Our first, for residents of the San Gabriel Mountains area, will be Saturday, October 20th, 10:00 am-1:00 pm at Loma Alta Park in Altadena. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

If you have questions or would like to register by phone, please contact Valerie Borel at 323-260-3851 or by email at

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