The semi-annual meeting of the Advisory Board for San Diego State University College of Extended Studies Professional Certificate in Water Management and Landscape Sustainability included G3′s Managing Member, Pamela Berstler, who is teaching the nine week course online in Sustainable Landscape Practices.
Led by program design powerhouse, Wendy Evers (Executive Director of New Initiatives and Outreach), the advisory group discussed new courses and pathways for water-related green careers. Attendees included Rick Halperin of GC Green (who teaches Water Basics) and Toby Roy and Carlos Michelon from the policy and conservation sides of San Diego County Water Authority.
San Diego-based G3 Associate and APLD SD District leader, Amelia Lima, provided hospitality enabling attendance by the Los Angeles-based Pamela at an 8:00 AM meeting. Across the street from Amelia’s beautiful and climate-appropriate landscape, Pamela grabbed a couple of photos of a more typical Del Mar Heights, CA residential landscape in all of its morning glory – roses, annual plants, turf, inefficient spray irrigation creating toxic dry weather runoff.
This landscape needs C.P.R. (Conservation, Permeability, and Retention)! It looks like there is plenty of opportunity in San Diego for water-related green experts and programs like those provided by SDSU and Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Gardens Program.