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Living Walls - How to Design, Plant & Price Them!

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Living Walls - How to Design, Plant & Price Them!

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Non-Member - Living Walls
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Event Details

Saturday, May 4 - San Francisco, CA

Sunborne Nursery

1150 Phelps St.

San Francisco, CA 94124

Registration & Check-In Begins: 8:00 AM

Session Time: 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM 


 Brand your company as an innovator!


A living wall makes a beautiful and dramatic focal point that pleases clients,

...highlights the abilities and professionalism of your company.


Learn what you need to know about adding these popular interiorscape features to your company’s list of accomplishments.


Space is limited so don’t delay.

Make your reservations at the beautiful Hotel Mark Twain before April 8 for a special rate for Living Wall Workshop attendees - See below for details.


 Schedule of Events

Friday, May 3

6:30 to 7:30 PM

TGIF welcome reception tonight at the Mark Twain is planned for workshop participants who arrive early. Enjoy your favorite beverage & mingle with new and old friends at the Fish and Farm Bar located in the Hotel Mark Twain.

Saturday, May 4

7:30 – 8:15     Take a short taxi ride from the Hotel Mark Twain to Sunborne Nursery. 

8:00 – 8:15      Registration 

8:15 – 8:30     Introduction & Welcome Comments

Hosted inside Sunborne Nursery facilities, the classroom and interactive presentation format is designed to maximize your learning experience. Participants will spend time learning about that system’s features, installation tips, how the irrigation system works, fertilization, how to troubleshoot the system, common post-installation concerns and design considerations when using each type of living wall system. 


8:30 – 9:45 AM     “Between Landscape + Architecture”

 ~ Tournesol Siteworks ~

 Offers a variety of living wall products that allow use at many different pricepoints indoors & out.


10: 00 – 11:15     “Growing Healthy Plants in a Vertical Garden”

 ~ Live Wall LLC ~

Architectural quality green wall systems that work.


11:15 – 11:45     “Benefits of Living Walls”

 ~ Karin Senneff, Green Plants for Green Buildings ~

Learn how to communicate the benefits of Living Walls in commercial spaces. Educate, inform and influence architects, designers to design spaces that include this healthy & artful addition.


11:45 – 12:45   Lunch:

Enjoy an informative tour of the beautiful Sunborne Nursery with a lovely lunch

Hosted by Dan & Eli  Goldman


1:00 – 2:15  “A Breath of Fresh Air”

~ AgroSci ~

A patent pending bio-greenwall system that effectively eradicates odors, VOCs and other airborne cointaminants with a simple easy to install and maintain, flexible in design, and modular set up.

2:30 – 3:45  “Expose Yourself to Simply Vertical Plant Systems”

~ Architectural Supplements Inc. ~

4:00 – 5:00  “Living with Living Walls: Experiences, Maintenance, Best Practices & Pricing”

~ Jim Mumford, President, Good Earth Plants, San Diego ~

5:00 – 5:15  Closing:

Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees!


6:30  The City is BIG with lots to do. But you can't do it all on an empty stomach! Join us for dinner at Henry Hunan Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. Please let us know if you will be joining to confirm our reservation. A no host dinner & bar. 

Sunday, May 5


9 AM to 5 PM - Wine Tasting in Napa!

Living Walls and Green Roofs - Become a Specifiers' Resource with Karin Senneff.

Arrive Early and Take Advantage of this Learning Opportunity on May 3, 2013.

Stay at the beautiful Hotel Mark Twain with a special discount for workshop attendees!

Discount Available by Phone or Email Only

Make Your Reservations

Before April 8 for a great rate!

To book your room for $139*, call the hotel directly at 415.673.2332 and push ZERO for the front desk (don’t hit the reservation button as it sends you to a central reservation number that won’t have the special). For personalized attention or to email, contact Marcela Mendoza at x112 (mmendoza@hotelmarktwain.com) or Kevin Thomas x 110 (kthomas@hotelmarktwain.com).

Whether you call or email, mention the code PIA.

The hotel has complimentary wireless and coffee makers and refrigerators in all rooms. It was made famous by Billie Holiday’s stay there in 1949, which put it on the list of Top Ten Famous Hotel Rooms.

CALL SOON – rooms on hold only until April 8!

*Rates are net, single or double occupancy, subject to 15.5% hotel tax. Rates subject to change after April 8.

Hotel Mark Twain (near union Square)

345 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Call 415-673-2332, ext 0

Marcela Mendoza, ext 112 & mmendoza@hotelmarktwain.com

Kevin Thomas, ext 110 & kthomas@hotelmarktwain.com







At door fee applies to all sales on the day of the class.

Cancellation Policy: We understand that occasionally circumstances occur that prevent you from attending an event for which you have already registered. If you find that you are unable to attend you may 1) Send a substitute. Substitutions may be made at any time. Email pia@piagrows.org 2) Request a refund 14 days before class via mail, fax, or email. Cancellations will incur a $25 per person processing fee. There will be no refunds within 14 days of class.

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Sunborne - San Francisco
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San Francisco, CA 94124


Plantscape Institute of America

The Plantscape Institute of America (PIA) is a community of experts who design, install and maintain plants in the interior environment. Dedicated to bringing nature indoors, PIA advocates the use of living plants in interior landscapes to enhance human well-being. PIA produces PIA Seminars for Plantscapers, a series of regional educational seminars held throughout the year,the International Plantscape Awards by PIA and the PIA annual trade show and conference. For more information, visit piagrows.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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