Altadena Heritage’s Water-Wise Landscaping Workshop Series

Aug 30, 2015

Riemer.02.CIMG0274For some of us, we’re visual learners. See it, immerse in it, do it, and our retention ability is through the roof.

Altadena Heritage is taking its water-wise landscaping workshop on the road, or down the road—horticulturalist Debby Figoni is offering up her lawn for this hands-on 3-session workshop. She will lead the series and…

  • provide quick reference design sheets
  • focus on water-wise plants and irrigation
  • share her experiences with project changes and lessons learned




Session 1: Saturday, Sept. 12
Group 1, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Group 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $5, Altadena Heritage members; $15, non-members (pre-paid)

Session 1 covers lawn removal and basic landscape design.

Session 2: Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:30-9 p.m.
Altadena Community Center

A free presentation on designing a front lawn with drought-tolerant plants: design basics, water-wise plants, and irrigation systems.

Featured speakers are Debby Figoni, Hernan Quezada, and Mark Goldschmidt.

Session 3: Saturday, Oct. 24
Group 1: 9-11 a.m.
Group 2: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $5, members; $15, non-members (pre-paid)

On-site planting, plants, and irrigation.

Space is limited for on-site Sessions 1 and 2. If interested, reserve a space by emailing

For tickets to one or all sessions (and to rsvp to free session 2), visit Upon payment, address of on-site will be provided.

For on-site sessions, please remember to wear comfortable shoes, bring water and a hat.



Debby Figoni has a horticulture degree from Cal Poly Pomono and is a water-wise landscaping consultant.

Hernan Quezada has a horticulture degree from Cal Poly Pomona and has been teaching efficient irrigation and water-wise landscaping classes in English and Spanish for 15 years. He has a landscape company that creates drought-tolerant landscapes and has installed countless automatic irrigation systems.

Mark Goldschmidt is a retired landscape architect who will spell out basic dos and don’ts of landscape design and offer suggestions on how to get started transforming your home landscape. He will illustrate these ideas with images of local gardens, including Altadena Heritage Golden Poppy Award winners.









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