Here Come The Beautification Awards!

Entry forms are now available for the the 2019 CLCA Central Coast Beautification Awards. Don’t miss your chance to showcase your best work to your clients, your peers and your community. The Awards entry deadline is May 16th, with judging taking place May 22nd and 23rd. Bring your completed entry forms to the Spring Mixer at Beer Thirty in Soquel on May 16th. Click here to see/download the entry form.

Spring Mixer at Beer Thirty
Tuesday, May 16 5:30-8:00

Join us for a fun, no-host socializing and networking opportunity at Beer Thirty, 2504 S Main St, Soquel, 95073. Bring your own take-out or order a bite from Carpo’s, next door. Bring your Beautification entries, too. It promises to be a fun evening! Contact Katia Velasquez or click here to register.

saturday April 20, 1-4 pm

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On Saturday, April 20 Cabrillo College Horticulture students and CLCA Central Coast installed a drip irrigation system at the heritage demonstration orchard at the Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange (1900 17th Avenue, entrance is pictured to the right). Chris Elliot, Aqua Green Landscape Irrigation, helped students install a flow meter and two drip valves while K&D Landscaping staff provided heavy lifting by trenching for the mainline and lateral pipes. The students then assembled the pipe system and the Techline drip tree rings per their design. The students were excited to work on this project and we all appreciate the support of the CLCA on this project. It was a valuable learning experience for them to participate in all phases of an irrigation system design and installation project. Ewing Irrigation, Netafim, and California H2orticulture Services generously donated all irrigation materials. Next, the students will create a climate-appropriate, efficient irrigation schedule to help the trees thrive and provide delicious fruit for many years. This was a great collaborative project that benefits a 60+ year old agricultural fraternity that maintains a beautiful orchard and community garden in the heart of Live Oak.

Thanks to Michael Johnson of California H2orticulture Services for putting this together, our sponsors and to all the volunteers who donated their time.


A large crowd of landscapers and vendors converged on the Seascape Golf Club on March 19th to share ideas about new products and ventures, visit and network over drinks and dinner at this beautifully situated venue. Many thanks to Event Director Katia Velasquez for putting together this premier event!


The CLCA Central Coast Chapter kicked off the new year with a gathering at Pour Taproom in Santa Cruz, a favorite venue because of the wide selection of interesting beverages. The partying followed the first chapter meeting of the year led by Justin White, our new president.