ProGreen EXPO continues to explore water issues in 2017 Email
Monday, November 21, 2016 07:00 AM

Water conservation at ProGreen EXPOWater conservation will be an important topic once again at ProGreen EXPO 2017. Landscape company owners and employees can benefit from a variety of sessions about irrigation, drought, and conservation.

Landscape company owners and managers may be interested in:

  • Gray water is a strange brew: why water quality matters in your non-potable irrigation system – City of Westminster will review the risks and benefits of using gray water, based on their own experiences.
  • Sustainability and the green industry: The new Odd Couple? Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply will discuss its sustainability initiatives
  • I never set out to be a sustainable business – Alpine Waste & Recycling will offer session about company-wide sustainability initiatives. Ewing will discuss how they have made a concerted effort to become more sustainable, while Alpine Waste will detail its less conventional course toward being green.
  • Drought countermeasures: how to defend water for landscapes – Zachary Johnson and his team from CSU will present the results of their study of landscape water use. Landscapes account for just 3% of water use, yet the benefits of urban landscapes can be tremendous. Hear what researchers have found to support responsible water use in the built environment.

For employees who do landscape installation or maintenance, sessions include:

  • Irrigation basics
  • Four secrets to successful irrigation systems
  • Soil moisture sensors – technology that saves water
  • Battling over-irrigation
  • Basic and intermediate irrigation classes presented in Spanish.

Designers can learn about water-conserving design at:

  • Irrigation conservation including plant selection
  • Sustainability on steroids: Maintenance of the Chautauqua Park
  • Washington Park, Denver: A convergence of historic garden design & modern-day sustainability

With more than 90 sessions available, there is a session for everyone on the team. Find session descriptions, details about available CEUs, and more at the ProGreen website.

Read more in this issue of Colorado Green NOW:
Colorado landscape companies recognized nationally for safety
OSHA releases resources for compliance with crystalline silica rule
Revised Form I-9 now available
PlantTalk Colorado discusses Japanese beetles