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I wanted to let folks know that John Greenlee is going to be speaking in Sacramento in October! Here’s the skinny from the Sacramento Association of Professional Landscape Designers (Sac APLD)–

APLD SACRAMENTO SPEAKER SERIES PROUDLY PRESENTS… THE NATION’S LEADING AUTHORITY ON GRASSES…

JOHN GREENLEE

THE CALIFORNIA LAWN REVOLUTION (& OTHER TRENDS IN ORNAMENTAL GRASSES)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
@ SIERRA 2 – 24TH ST. THEATER
2791 24 th Street, Sacramento 95818

9-10AM Private Reception & Champagne Brunch in the Garden Room

Limited to the first 50 APLD Members and their guests. You must prepay for the seminar by Wed. Oct. 22 to secure your place at the reception. The reception is a free member benefit to current APLD members & New 2009 Members. Guests are $10 per person

10AM – NOON John Greenlee Seminar
Seminar cost is $20 prepaid or $25 at the door

NOON – 1PM The John Greenlee Collection of grasses will be sold in the Garden Courtyard

John Greenlee is the author of The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses and Meadows by Design. He is the founder of the largest ornamental grass nursery in the West and his Collection of Grasses has been sold nationally by Proven Winners and now, Smith & Hawken.

His designs have been featured in numerous publications including Sunset and Garden Design. His design clients include Disneyland, San Diego Zoo, Getty center, Hess Winery, Eric Clapton & Steven Spielberg.

John’s passion to reinvent America’s lawn culture will inspire and educate you to do the same. Don’t miss Sacramento’s landscape event of the year!

Sierra 2 is located in Curtis Park near 24th & Broadway with easy freeway access and ample free parking.

Contact Gary Kernick at (916) 488-3374 for more information

Mail payment to SacAPLD
3755 Esperanza Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95864

Press Release: The California Lawn Revolution

The traditional suburban lawn that many of us take for granted as a must have landscape element is under attack. As it turns out, that ever present patch of green is actually not so “green”. The average lawn requires mass quantities of water and chemicals. Turf grass is extremely thirsty, and improper irrigation practices often fill our gutters with wasteful rivers of precious water. That water usually contains chemicals from lawn fertilization and pesticide applications. The chemicals travel from the gutter to the creeks and rivers reeking ecological havoc along the way. And let’s hear it for the mow and blow guys…anyone? Lawn care not only creates obnoxious noise pollution, but plenty of noxious fumes as well.

But there is hope… a Revolution has begun. Leading the fight is the nation’s leading authority on grasses, John Greenlee. Greenlee wrote the book on grasses – literally. He is the author of the bestselling The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses and the soon to be released Meadows by Design. His impressive client list includes Steven Spielberg, Eric Clapton, The Hess Winery, The Getty Center and Disneyland.

Greenlee is passionate about changing America’s obsession with the traditional lawn. His goal is to reinvent lawn culture using a combination of ornamental grasses and perennial plantings. Ornamental grasses eliminate the environmentally negative aspects of turf grasses and do so with style. Sublime textures, stunning forms, and shimmering seed heads, create breathtaking effects that the ordinary lawn simply cannot match. A single grass variety can be planted to offer a sleek contemporary tableau or multiple varieties peppered with flowering perennials invite you to a dreamy meadow like garden.

This October, John Greenlee is bringing his passion and his plants to you. Sacramento’s local source for top notch garden designers, APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers) is presenting Greenlee to Sacramento for a seminar followed by the sale of the John Greenlee Collection of Grasses.

The California Lawn Revolution with John Greenlee
Saturday, October 25, 10AM – Noon Seminar & Noon-1PM Plant Sale
Sierra 2 Theater, 2791 24th St. in Curtis Park. Tickets are $25 at the door.
For more information log on to www.apldca.org or call (916) 488-3374

Press Release written by Gary Kernick – Change of Seasons – (916) 488-3374

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