Designing for Disaster

September 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Descanso Gardens members: $8 for one session, $16 for two sessions. Non-members: $15 for one session, $30 for two sessions.
Descanso Gardens
(818) 949-4200

Explore the ways home gardens and public spaces can help reduce the risk of fires, floods and other natural disasters. The seminar will be comprised of two sessions, which can be taken together or as individual classes. Advance registration requiredPlease note: To attend both sessions, please reserve your spot in each class under “Reserve Tickets.”

Session 1: 10:30am–noon
Designing for Disaster: Creating Fire-Safe Landscapes

Create a fire-safe landscape to help combat fire spreading to your home. Our speakers will share which plants and design strategies best protect your home as well as which plants to avoid. Speakers include:


Session 2: 1–2:30pm
Designing for Disaster: Utilizing LA’s Public Spaces

How can public spaces in Los Angeles be used to combat fires, floods and mudslides? Our expert panel represents communities who have successfully transformed common spaces from the foothills to the beach, from the Valley to South LA. Expert panelists include:


This event is presented with support from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.