Conserving Water in the Landscape
Learn about irrigation methods, plant selection and placement, water gardening and rainwater harvesting. CCMGs Susan Morrison and Roxy Wolosenko will expertly guide the audience through a variety of practices that will help homeowners conserve water in their landscape.
The speakers will present data showing how conventional watering practices increase surface water runoff by 50-70% with a corresponding loss of rainfall retained for the landscape and replenishment of groundwater. Such runoff also places limitations on the soil’s ability to filter pollutants, and washes pollutants into waterways via storm drains. Methods for creating rain gardens to capture rainwater onsite, rainwater harvesting, and other water conservation ideas will be discussed. Participants will also receive hands-on practice using irrigation components. There will be time for Q and A.
Presented by Contra Costa Master Gardeners Susan Morrison and Roxy Wolosenko.
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