Webinar: The Watershed Approach: Land Management Like the Earth Depends on It
Wed, September 21 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
This webinar provides a clear context for confidently communicating the positive effects of regenerative and sustainable land management on local and global weather, reduction of environmental pollution, promotion of biodiversity, and the overall health of the Earth and the people inhabiting her. The context, called a “watershed approach” to land management, is a framework for pairing science-based environmental solutions with simple land design practices to heal the planet without sacrificing beauty or aesthetics. These principles are effective when employed in any landscape – agricultural, urban/suburban, wildland management, riparian, and sylvan.
Watershed-wise design emphasizes rehydrating soils by directing rainwater into the “Green Water Zone” of Plant Available Water, restoring naturally regulating water cycles and beginning the process of altering weather patterns to reduce climate variability. The imbalanced water cycle has a huge impact on crop failure, flooding, energy use, landslides, prolonged drought and more. Turning our attention to managing landscape water, allows us to achieve multiple benefits of reducing demand for irrigation water, cooling cities, improving water/soil/plant quality, increasing crop yield, and creating significantly more resilient communities (whether rural or urban). Balancing the water cycle creates genuine water and food security and creates a more beautiful and livable environment.
Pamela Berstler is a nationally recognized expert on soil and water management who developed the Watershed Approach, a regenerative landscape strategy, and grew it into a nationwide movement with twelve guidebooks on the subject. Agencies and municipalities throughout the western U.S. have adopted its principles as their landscape standards. For fifteen years, Ms. Berstler has helmed G3, Green Gardens Group, an award-winning EPA Professional Certifying Organization. Prior to G3, Ms. Berstler spent a decade as a licensed landscape contractor with an award-winning bespoke design-build firm. She is the recipient of three Environmental Protection Agency annual professional awards, the Garden Writers Association Green Medal for Sustainability, and APLD’s International Sustainability Award. She also is a graduate of the Al Gore sponsored Climate Reality Training and Speakers Corps. Ms. Berstler didn’t come to landscape and agriculture through a direct route, as she first took a detour through a career in derivative securities trading and raising private equity for technology and media companies. Pamela is deeply committed to the reinvigoration of American entrepreneurship through regenerative land management and agriculture.
Continuing Education Credits are being sought for this program.
- Wed, September 21
- 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
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