Emerson Funes is a seasoned landscaper working in the Los Angeles area. He arrived in California from El Salvador when he was eight years of age. Since that time, he has been helping manage the family business: a small landscaping company. Working with and maintaining native plants has always been a part of his role and he is excited at the opportunity to share his experience with the broader landscape community.
Emerson is bilingual and particularly excited to help teach Spanish-speaking gardeners and landscape professionals about the importance of using plants native to California and how together, we can help change our environment for the better. Emersons believes that if our community uses plants native to our region, we can collectively help play a role in saving our planet. From creating habitat to threatened species such as the monarch butterfly to conserving our most precious natural resource, water, native plants provide a myriad of solutions to contribute to ecological resilience.