The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) has a few new things on tap for this year's Landscape Industry Show, which takes place Feb. 1-2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
In addition to the latest industry technology and products, CLCA will introduce the Technology Café, where attendees can ask questions about mobile apps, iPads, Facebook and LinkedIn.
In addition, Native Plant Bingo is being brought to you by the California Native Plant Society, Norman's Nursery and the Theodore Payne Foundation.
Also new to this year's show is "Designer's Challenge," from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).
The theme of this year's show is "Back in the Game." All green industry professionals and students are invited to attend.
Attendees will have the opportunity to experience technology, tools and industry resources to help them grow their business.
Show attendees will also have the opportunity to experience a number of new technology demonstrations on the show floor including:
• Learning to install an easy greywater system for irrigation
• Installing plastic pavers
• Building a living retaining wall
• Enhancing concrete using stains and sealers
• Resurfacing concrete
• Incorporating rainwater harvesting into landscape design
The show also will feature seminars including:
• Introduction to Green Wall Systems, Design and Installation and Dirt--Can You Dig It? sponsored by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
• Professional Selling Skills sponsored by Ewing Irrigation.
Other seminar topics include edibles, using social media, money management, pesticide application technology and how to get paid in full during difficult times.
CLCA's Water Management Certification Workshop and test will also be available in both English and Spanish, along with many other CEU opportunities.
Also new for students--come speak with some of the green industry's brightest and best about your future, and how work experience with the right firm can earn you a "Masters" in the green industry.
CLCA's Landscape Industry Show is free to those who register in advance, and is $5 at the door for those who arrive the day of the show. Seminars begin at $40, with unlimited classes for $120.
For more information or to register to attend or exhibit, visit www.clca.us/lis .