Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

Past Workshop Presentations

Sustainable practices for landscape professionals

View these PDF slideshows from past workshops to dig deep into sustainable landscaping. Find videos and upcoming training opportunities at Training & Certification.

A few of these are in Spanish. See more language materials at Translations.

2017 workshops

All documents are in PDF format. See Additional Resources list to learn more.

October 24-25, 2017: Seattle IPM Seminar: Solving Problems Old and New – Emerging Strategies for Urban IPM

2016 workshops

All documents are in PDF format. See Additional Resources list to learn more.

October 19, 2016: The Case for Sustainable Landscapes

Track A: Weed Management, Noxious Weeds, & IPM Strategies

Track B: Trees and Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Track C: The Business Case for Irrigation Technologies

Track D en Español: Manejo de Insectos y Jardinería Sostenible

2015 workshops

Available as PDF slideshows or complete narrated presentations (mp4) - see playlist

November 4, 2015: Ciencia y Prácticas del Suelo para Paisajes Sostenibles (Soil Science and Practices)

October 21, 2015: Resilient Landscapes for Our Changing Urban Environment

Track A: Stormwater Management

Track B: Managing Urban Conifers in a Changing Environment

Track C: Insect IPM, Plant Health Care, and Planting Right

Track D en Español: La Biología y Cuidado de los Arboles (Tree Biology & Care)

February 25, 2015: Water Management Essentials for Landscape Professionals

Available as PDF slideshows or complete narrated presentations (mp4) - see playlist

February 4, 2015: Introduction to Irrigation Design for Landscape Architects (co-sponsored by WASLA)

2014 workshops

Oct. 22, 2014: What’s HOT in Sustainable Landscaping

Pollinators: Strategies for Keeping Them

Issues and Trends in Tree Care

Invasive Ornamental Weeds and IPM Strategies

Plant Health Care & IPM – Cuidado Fitosanitario y IPM – en español

March 12, 2014: Smart Water Use from the Ground Up

2013 workshops

All documents are in PDF format

Sept. 25, 2013: Sustainability: Soil Health and Management

Oct. 22, 2013: Walking the Talk: Tools for Sustainable Landscapes

Landscape Management Plans

Pests, Diseases, Organic Fungicides and Insecticides

Sustainable Lawn Management

Spanish: Sustainable Landscaping Practices and Tools – en español

2012 workshops 

All documents are in PDF format

Nov. 13, 2012: Landscapes at the Cutting Edge: Soil/Water/Plant Relationships

Oct 16, 2012:  Honing the Sustainable Edge: Integrating Design, Installation, and Maintenance

Designing a Landscape Management Plan

Transitioning to Sustainable Landscapes

Managing Weeds in the Landscape

Weed ID & Less Toxic Weed Control – identificación y Control de la Maleza - en español

2011 workshops

All documents are in PDF format

Nov 14, 2011 - Role of Water in a Healthy Landscape

Nov 2, 2011 - Landscapes We Can Live With 

Design and Maintenance

Stormwater and Rain Garden

Pesticide Safety - Seguridad con Pesticidas - en español

  • Backpack Sprayer Calibration - Calibracion Para Rociador De Mochila (handout in English & Spanish)
  • Sievert - Pesticidas para Paisajes Urbanos y Seguridad para el Trabajador
  • Sievert - Pesticides and Worker Safety for Urban Landscapes (English translation)
  • Zamora - Calibración del Rociador  (Sprayer Calibration presentation - in Spanish)

2010 workshops

All documents are in PDF format

Nov 15, 2010 - Managing Turf Sustainably

Nov 3, 2010 - From Restoration Horticulture to Natural Tree Care: IPM and Plant Health Care Strategies




These workshops are sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities with funding from the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County Washington, and designed and managed by Cascadia Consulting Group.