october, 2020

wed28oct2:00 pmwed3:00 pmPanel Discussion: Watershed Protection Landscaping Strategies2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Details

Water and soil– two of our most precious commodities. This webinar will discuss how proper landscaping techniques help keep them where they belong– on your farm or ranch!

Conversely, when not well managed, storm water run-off can erode and wash away topsoil, and can pollute our waterways with sediment, chemicals, and nutrients. 

Our panel of experts will discuss their involvement in creating a win-win outcome in the development of the County of San Diego’s watershed protection and composting demonstration site at Ramona’s International Equestrian Center. 

Strategies included:

  • Proper manure management and composting
  • Compost, compost socks and compost blankets  
  • Catchment basins and rock interrupters
  • Native plantings


  • Nancy Zadrozny, of Ramona’s San Diego Country Estates International Equestrian Center, has a background in horticulture and ecology, along with 15 years experience as vice president of an engineering construction firm. She served as manager of the San Diego Country Estates’ Equestrian Centers for 5 years, and is currently the manager of their landscape department.
  • Craig Kolodge, Ph.D., is the former academic advisor, field plant pathologist and county director for the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in Santa Clara county. He currently serves as the Business Development and Sustainability Manager for San Pasqual Valley Soils. 
  • Josh Robinson holds a Master’s Degree in Ecological Landscape Design. He is the director and co-founder of the San Diego Sustainable Living Institute, and is a principal landscape designer for Ecology Artisans. 
  • Diane Hazard, as Solana Center’s  Director of Education, will serve as the panel moderator. She has her degree in biology, a certificate in Sustainable Business Practices, and is a Master Composter. 

This webinar will be held using Zoom. You will receive an email with the link and password to join on the day before the webinar occurs. 

Funded by the County of San Diego, this webinar is created for residents of unincorporated County, but all are welcome. However, the webinar recording (available for 7 days after the live presentations) will be shared with unincorporated County residents only. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Please help us get the word out to other unincorporated residents! All attendees will be entered in a raffle drawing for $50 cash. You can get an additional raffle entry for every unincorporated resident you encourage to attend the webinar. Email kelsea@solanacenter.org when someone you shared with signs up. 


Register for this workshop at: https://bit.ly/3d4ctOw

Sponsored by the County of San Diego


(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm