11.30.11Martha Golea


Lawn & Landscape Magazine interviewH2oTrends being interviewed by Lawn & Landscape Magazine at the tweetup. Photo courtesy of Corona Tools

Say what?

If “tweetup” isn’t a regular part of your vocabulary, start getting used to it now! According to The Word Lover’s Guide to New Words a tweetup is a real world meeting between two or more people who know each other through the online Twitter service.

At the 2011 Irrigation Association show in San Diego, ValleyCrest and Corona Tools organized a tweetup/live landscape chat at the Rain Bird booth that brought together visitors from around the show and around the country. During the event, Lawn & Landscape Magazine interviewed the tweetup mastermind, Richard Restuccia, about using social media in the field of water management.

(If you watch closely you’ll see Richard tweeting behind his back a couple times. Talk about multi-tasking!)

If you haven’t participated in a landscape chat yet, you’re missing out! Chris from Corona Tools, the ValleyCrest tweeters and assorted landscape fanatics keep the discussion lively. It’s every Wednesday, around lunch time for most of the country, so grab your leftovers or your Lean Cuisine and join us as we discuss the topics nearest and dearest to our hearts.

(I know high school is a controversial topic, but think of it as sitting with the cool kids in the cafeteria and knowing you fit right in!)

By the way, you don’t need to have a Twitter account to follow along, you can just go to and search #landscapechat to find the conversation, then continue refreshing the feed throughout the hour. Of course it’s way more engaging if you chime in, so what are you waiting for?

If you’re getting started on Twitter be sure to check out our tweetup pals, @CoronaTools @RainBirdCorp @ValleyCrest and your favorite water ValleyCrestTakesOn bloggers, @H2oTrends @H2oMatters @MarGoH2o

Watch out for another tweetup coming at the California Landscape Contractors Association Landscape Industry Show February 1 and 2 in Los Angeles! I hope to see you there,



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Martha Golea

A seasoned communicator passionate water conservationist, Martha Golea tracks projects in progress and reports on usage of new and exploratory irrigation technology and water management strategies. In addition to contributing to customer newsletters and creating case studies of our work, Martha also creates tools that help educate customers and the community on landscape maintenance best practices.


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  1. Thursday, 10:10 Chris @CoronaTools

    Great post Martha and recap of Landscapechat and our 1st tweetup! Looking forward to doing more and spreading the word on this great resource.

  2. Thursday, 5:31 Barbara

    Join the LIS #LandscapeChat on Twitter! – at the CLCA Booth Tweetup – Wednesday, February 1, 11am – 12 noon
    Stop by CLCA’s booth at the Landscape Industry Show and join us for a Tweetup, led by ValleyCrest and Corona Tools between 11am – 12 noon at #landscapechat! Learn how to use twitter, mention you’re attending the show or just say hi, LIVE from CLCA’s booth! Also join the conversation from any computer or smart phone! Mark your calendars now!

  3. Saturday, 5:42 Richard Restuccia

    Thanks Barbara for mentioning the tweet up at the Landscape Industry Show. We are also going to be in the Internet Cafe at the show on Thursday Feb 2 from 11 – 3 showing people how to use twitter for their business.

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