2017 Contest Partners
Roger’s Gardens is a home and garden center located on seven park-like acres in Corona del Mar adjacent to Fashion Island. The store opened its doors in 1975 and over the years evolved into a destination for customers seeking creative ideas and unique products for outdoor and indoor living. Regarded as one of the nation’s leading retailers, Roger’s Gardens is a leader in design trends and gardening techniques. Selections include unusual plants, succulents, designer pottery, stunning orchid arrangements, colorful flowers, holiday decorations, collectibles, gifts, home décor and gourmet foods. Roger’s Gardens conducts numerous lectures and special events where top experts from horticulture share their secrets. rogersgardens.com
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving 18 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other water-management programs. bewaterwise.com
Expert grower of the healthiest, hardiest, most beautiful plants. Raised in our exclusively formulated, nutrient rich organic soil, Monrovia plants are guaranteed to make your garden thrive! Our Distinctively Better (R) plants are the strongest in the industry and with more than 2,200 varieties. From low cost to high fashion — We have something for every garden style! monrovia.com
Irvine Ranch Water District
“Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) was established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the State of California Water Code. The District provides potable water, sewage collection and treatment, and produces tertiary-treated recycled water. IRWD serves a population of 324,500 with a service area of 179 square miles encompassing the city of Irvine and portions of Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin and unincorporated areas of Orange County. IRWD extends from the Pacific coast to the foothills.” irwd.com
City of Newport Beach
With new growth come new opportunities to conserve water. The City of Newport Beach recognizes it must significantly reduce and attempt to eliminate excess water flows during non-rainy seasons in coastal canyons and on coastal bluffs within the city. Because the choice of landscaping and the correct design of irrigation systems can aid in the fight to eliminate urban runoff and water waste, the City of Newport Beach is dedicated to educate and support programs that aid in eliminating water waste.
UC Cooperative Extension (Master Gardeners)
The purpose of the University of California Master Gardener program is to utilize certifed volunteers to extend to the public research-based information verified by UC experts about home horticulture and pest management. After 50 hour of classroom instruction, taught by experts in their fields, our Master Gardeners perform volunteer services in a myriad of venues. The Master Gardener program is administered locally by participating county offices of UCCE, the principal outreach and public service arm of the University’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. For information on the UCCE Master Gardener program or to ask home horticulture or pest management questions, log onto uccemg.com
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people through conservation, activism, research and education. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 60 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico, with international affiliates in Australia, Europe, Japan and Brazil. To find out how you can help protect our oceans, waves and beaches please visit surfrider.org today!
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants, striving to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship. The Orange County Chapter is very active, with many activities and encourages members with such diverse interests as natural history, botany, ecology, conservation, photography, drawing, hiking and gardening. The Orange County chapters meet monthly, with educational and entertaining meetings on a variety of topics. occnps.org
Municipal Water District of O.C.
The Municipal Water District of Orange County, which serves nearly 2.3 million residents through 29 member agencies, manages the water supply the county receives from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. mwdoc.com
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
Since 1920, Kellogg Garden Products www.kellogggarden.com has advocated an environmentally friendly approach to gardening as reflected in all its manufacturing processes, products and consumer education. The Kellogg family, and their company, have been a major force behind agriculture, gardening and landscaping industries in the Western US.