Free online presentation sponsored by the California Native Plant Society East Bay Chapter
Speaker: Greg Rubin, founder of California’s Own Native Landscape Design
Since January 1 of this year, over 8,600 California wildfires have burned more than four million acres, about four percent of the state’s total area. In these fires, more than 9,000 structures were damaged or destroyed. Landscape contractor Greg Rubin’s home county of San Diego has been hit by many major firestorms in recent years, but the homes surrounded by landscapes his company installed did not burn. Greg has studied and implemented groundbreaking approaches to landscape design and installation that emphasize the need to emulate California’s unique natural environment in built landscapes, rather than work against these ecological adaptations. In this presentation, he’ll share how he takes advantage of natural ecological processes to create successful fire-wise landscapes using California native plants.
Greg Rubin is the owner of one of the largest native landscape contractors in the state, California’s Own Native Landscape Design in Escondido. Greg is co-author (with Lucy Warren) of two best-selling books from Timber Press: The California Native Landscape and The Drought Defying California Landscape. In 2018, he was chosen as Horticulturist of the Year by the San Diego Horticultural Society.
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