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Water Conservation with Rodale Institute

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jun, 15, 2015 @ 12:06 PM

IMG_7156Rodale Institute has a new take on Water Conservation, ranging from rain barrels to green roofs, and even fighting drought with soil biology. 

Rodale Institute's Aaron Kinsman will participate in #plantchat on Twitter to answer questions and provide helpful hints and advice for water saving in gardens new and old. It's another great topic and discussion in store on #plantchat! 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, Aaron Kinsman of Rodale Institute tweeting as @RodaleInstitute will be leading the chat, along with the voice of Corona Tools, Chris Sabbarese.  The live chat begins Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

5 Key Takeaways for Water Conservation. Get the scoop on:

1. Rain barrels

2. Green roofs

3. Methods to fight drought

4. Building soil health to hold water

5. Preventing run-off using soil biology 

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now #plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries. 

photos courtesy of Rodale Institute

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, Rodale Institute, Water Conservation

Water Saving Strategies with Proven Winners and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jun, 08, 2015 @ 13:06 PM

image001Whether you live in a drought-stricken area, and area where water is naturally scarce, or a climate with abundant rainfall, it's in your best interest to conserve water. Join us on #Plantchat to lear water saving strategies and to share your favorite water saving tips.  

This Twitter chat is a way to unravel some of the finer points of water conservation for the garden with Proven Winners Stacey Hirvala and the voice of Corona Tools USA, Chris Sabbarese.

This week on #Plantchat ask questions or share favorite stories about water saving in the garden with the team at Proven Winners!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat partner, Stacey Hirvala representing Proven Winners @Proven_Winnerson this week's topic, Water Saving Tips. The live chat begins Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview 

Visual Cues - Learn the visual cues to look for that indicate drought-tolerant plants

Share Your Favorites - Which plants have proved tough in drought, and which surprised you? 

Horticultural Techniques - Learn how to save water through good horticulture

Adaptations - What adaptations have you made in your landscape to save water? Share your tips. 

Rain Water Harvesting - Learn the basics of how to harvest rain water for an excellent free water source

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, Proven Winners, Water Conservation

Drought and Conservation with SDCWA and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sun, Sep, 07, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

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As California's "once in a generation" drought continues, reservoir water and groundwater reserves are at record lows. Will the tropical moisture streaming from Hurricane Norbert bring much needed rainfall this week? Will it help? 

San Diego County Water Authority offers educational programs to help build awareness of important water issues. By teaching children about our local water resources, our programs help instill a knowledge and appreciation of this natural resource and foster an understanding of the need to protect our environment and use water wisely. For more than 30 years, the school education program has been a core component of the Water Authority’s community outreach efforts. 

SDCWA ThisisSeriousAD 9 10 14 resized 600SDCWA also offers Adult and Community Education. The Speakers' Bureau is a free service to the community with topics such as water reliability, water transfers, legislation, and construction projects. 

 You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner San Diego County Water Authority's Conservation Program Manager Jeff Stephenson tweeting as @SDCWA for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, September 10 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #Landscapechat find out more answers to these 5 key takeaways:

Simple Explanations: How do water agencies work? 
Locating Resources: Where do water agencies get their water? 
Implications: What does the drought mean to San Diego County? 
Restrictions: What are some of the mandatory restrictions in place? 
Programming: What are some of the programs SDCWA has in place to promote conservation? 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Safety meeting photo courtesy of SDCWA 

Topics: Drought, Water Conservation, San Diego Water Authority, SDWA

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