San Luis Obispo Visiting Bioneer

Press Release from Central Coast Bioneers:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    September 06, 2011

International thought leader asks,"What if every act of design and construction made the world a better place?"

Public invited to attend.

Green building expert Jason McLennan to present in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo—Jason McLennan will be in San Luis Obispo on Friday, October 14, 2011 to discuss concepts from his fascinating new book, “Zugunruhe,” and share powerful examples of ‘Living Buildings’ emerging around the US and Canada. Members of the public are invited to attend. The event is a benefit for California Central Coast Chapter U.S. Green Building Council and Central Coast Bioneers.

McLennan was recently named one of the top 40 under 40 most influential individuals in the design and construction field by Building Design and Construction magazine. He is presenting as a featured speaker at the annual Central Coast Bioneers conference, produced by local non-profit Ecologistics, Inc.

Location: SLO Vet's Hall (801 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401)

Sponsored by: Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards, the Hearst Lecture Series at Cal Poly, and Solarponics

Event Details:

  • Reception: 6pm - 7:30pm
  • Lecture: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Book Signing: 8:30pm - 9pm (Mr. McLennan will sign two of his books, "Zugunruhe" and "The Philosophy of Sustainable Design".)


  • Reception and lecture $45 (benefit for California Central Coast Chapter U.S. Green Building Council and Central Coast Bioneers)
  • Lecture only, $20
  • Students: $4
  • Please register in advance
  • Free for Bioneers Conference Total Immersion Pass Holders

Register online at or call (805) 548-0597for mail-in/fax-in registration form.

"What if every act of design and construction made the world a better place?"

San Luis Obispo's Fall 2011 Home Show

San Luis Obispo County, where will you be this weekend?? Feel like a little renovating? Visit our booth at the Fall 2011 Home Show at the Madonna Expo Center, this Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th.

Maybe friends have asked about the landscape we installed for you, or perhaps you've seen our signs in your neighborhood. We'll be there Saturday 10:00-5:00 and Sunday 10:00-4:00 to answer your questions and introduce you to our crew. Stop by and say hello!

Morro Bay Celebration: Dahlia Daze and Cypress Nightz

Morro Bay's city flower is the Dahlia--did you know? And early this year the city's fine folk voted to make the official tree the Cypress. Together, this is cause for celebration. Taylor Newton of Newton Cultivation (Taylor's nursery near the roundabout in Morro Bay that blasts classical music for the benefit of his plants) is a member of the Morro Bay Tree Committee, as is Gabriel. Together with the group's other constituents, Taylor and the Dahlia Society put together a celebration at the Morro Bay Community Center to meld horticultural inquiry and education with community fun and festivities.

Things kick off this Friday, August 26th, at 5:00 pm, and continue from 10:00 to 5:00-ish on Saturday the 27th. Enjoy presentations and booths of Kevin Larkin, president of the Dahlia Society of California, local Master gardeners, closet horticulturalists, Central Coast arborists, the California Native Plant Society, Dahlia-lovers, the California Rare Fruit Growers, and more. Also enjoy food, fun, wine, cheese, dancing, and the Red Skunk Jipzee Swing Band. Bring your friends, bring your neighbors!

We'll be at the walk 'n' talk presented by Matt Ritter, associate biology professor at Cal Poly on Saturday morning. Hope to see you at there!