Event Title:

South Bay Guild


Sponsored By:

Build It Green

Event Date/Time:

Start: 4/3/2012 5:00:00 PM
End: 4/3/2012 7:00:00 PM


Frank Niccoli & Dr. Lee Klinger


Harrell Remodeling, Inc.


Apr 3, 2012 2:00 PM
Apr 3, 2012 2:00 PM

Event Deadline:

04/03/2012 14:00

Event Notes:

Topic: Best Construction Site & Tree Protection Practices

Description: Construction can be a disruptive process for everyone, including trees, plants and soil. Frank Niccoli of The Village Gardener and Dr. Lee Klinger of Sudden Oak Life will address common mistakes made during construction that can injure and kill the surrounding landscape - sometimes even years down the road. Learn how basic precautions can protect the jobsite, and how a Green plant care professional can help. We'll also discuss treatments to remedy poor growing conditions.
Presentation Team: Ciro Giammona - Harrell Remodeling & Michele Hill - Hill Designs
Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value: 1.5 credits
5:00-5:15 Sign In
5:15-5:30 NetworkingExercise
5:30-6:30 Topic Presentation
6:30-7:00 Open Discussion
Registration:  Pre-registration on our website is encouraged and incentivized and is available until 2pm on Tuesday, April 3rd.  When preregistering online, folks can pay by credit card or choose to pay at the door with check or credit card.  
Pre-Registered Prices: 
$10 /Members
$15 /Non-Members  
Door Price (Not Pre-Registered): 
$15 /Members and Non-Members 
Transportation Tips:   Parking lot is available for attendees.  Build It Green encourages carpooling to our events and we recommend posting comments in the section below to make arrangements with other attendees. 
Things To Bring:  Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for networking purposes.  
About the Guilds: Hear from expert speakers on the latest green building issues and share your own experience with your peers. Meetings take place monthly in the South Bay, East Bay, North Bay, and San Francisco.  Learn more!

Event Comments:

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows due to our limited venue capacity. Registered attendees can transfer their credit to another colleague (i.e. go in their place) for the same Guild Meeting - not for another Guild Meeting.

Speaker Information:

Frank Niccoli - Owner, The Village Gardener
Frank Niccoli has been a gardener for over 55 years. It all began when he was seven and his grandmother taught him the magic found in seeds. He’s been hooked ever since. He views his mission as one to teach his peers, and anyone who will listen, to change from a petroleum based, ornamental landscape management program to a solar-based system.  The plants figured it out 1 billion years ago, and he hopes people will, soon. 
In addition to his passion for gardening, he is also an accomplished cook and a poet.
Frank has a degree in horticulture having studied at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and at the College of San Mateo. He also has a degree in Business Psychology from The University of San Francisco.
Phone:  (650) 592-9440 
Dr. Lee Klinger - Owner, Sudden Oak Life
Dr. Lee Klinger is an independent scientist and consultant with over 25 years of experience in the environmental sciences at major institutions in the US, UK, and China. Dr Klinger has over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of ecology, botany, atmospheric chemistry, geology, geophysiology, and complexity; and has held scholarly appointments at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University of Colorado, the University of Oxford, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Phone: 831-917-7070     lee@suddenoaklife.org

Contact Name:

  Karen Beck

Contact Phone:

  510-845-0472 x116

Contact Fax:


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