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Janet Hartin

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As an environmental horticulture advisor for landscape ornamentals in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, Hartin conducts applied research and extends knowledge in the area of sustainable landscaping. She focuses on water conservation and minimum irrigation; water quality protection; green waste use; and low-maintenance pest resistant landscapes.

Hartin regularly partners with fellow UC academics and a wide array of industry leaders to conduct workshops and seminars tailored to meet the needs of public and private landscapers, irrigation industry personnel, arborists, water district personnel, and others employed in the green industry and associated fields. She also serves as Principal Investigator on competitive grants and contracts (total amount is worth more than $1,000,000).

Along with being an active member of advisory committees (both UC and non-UC), Hartin serves as the statewide UC ANR associate editor for environmental horticulture, statewide co-leader of the UC ANR environmental horticulture team, appointed member of the statewide UC ANR water strategic initiative team, and appointed member of the statewide Master Gardener advisory committee.