Learn to create a waterwise garden from the ground up using an integrated approach: soil organics, appropriate plants, water harvesting, garden design, efficient irrigation, and mulch on March 12, 2011 at 9 a.m.
This workshop includes:
- The use of compost and soil microbes to capture, store, and transport water through the soil to plant roots
- Ways to harvest gray water and rainwater to use in the garden
- Highlights of our enormous waterwise plant palette, including low water edibles
- The basics of waterwise garden design for year-round color and interest
- An inspiring walking tour of the waterwise gardens at San Diego Botanic Garden
- An update on low water irrigation technologies including the basics to retrofit existing irrigation, install new irrigation, and manage irrigation in a waterwise garden
- Mulches that hold water in the ground while feeding the soil and the plants
Instructors: Sharon May, Director of Sales and Marketing at Agri-Service and designer, and Nan Sterman, botanist, garden designer, low water plant expert and author of the books California Gardener’s Guide VII and Water-Wise Plants for the Southwest.
Cost: Members $80, non-members $100 (includes lunch).
Pre-registration required by March 8.