Irrigating California Natives

by Tim Becker | TLE Seminar


Seminar Dates: November 17, 2022 1:30 PM

Seminar Cost: $35 Register for Seminar

Seminar Description:
This course presents students the irrigation systems and techniques used to establish and maintain a California native plant landscape. Instruction focuses on watering conservation approaches and technologies and how native plants can be part of a sustainable future for water use in California. We will also look at troubleshooting and diagnosing plant failure based on irrigation approaches.

Learning Objectives:
1. How to establish California native plants.
2. How to troubleshoot irrigation problems with native plants.
3. How to water native plants post establishment.

Tim Becker

Tim holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Agroecology and a Certificate in Ecological Horticulture from UC Santa Cruz. Although his passion for horticulture was founded in agriculture, Tim quickly recognized the importance and beauty of CA native plants and their role in a sustainable future for Los Angeles and the region at large. In his eleven years with the Theodore Payne Foundation, Tim’s focus has ranged from providing the best plant possible to our customers to curating and cultivating the plants in TPF’s gardens and nursery at their headquarters in Sun Valley, CA. Looking to the future, Tim is committed to expanding opportunities in the world of native horticulture and helping train the next generation of gardeners and horticulture professionals.