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Waterwise Gardening From The Ground Up Lecture


  • WHEN Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 9 a.m.
  • WHERE San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA
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  • AGES 18+
  • COST $80 - $100

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.

Location: San Diego Botanic Garden- 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA Google Map

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