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The Water Coalition of Santa Cruz County sponsors a variety of workshops for Santa Cruz County residents. These workshops cover water-saving techniques and conservation principles to help preserve and protect our most valuable resource. For more information and to register for workshops, search on the calendar links below.


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California’s New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape

February 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Transform your thirsty lawn into a water-saving landscape featuring drought-tolerant trees, native grasses, perennials, and shrubs. Morning talks are followed by hands-on activities and demonstrations. This workshop is suitable for homeowners and landscape professionals alike, all are welcome!

Speakers include:

  • Introduction: Andrew Fulks, Assistant Director, UC Davis Arboretum
  • Landscape Design: Martin Quigley, Director of Gardens and Grounds, UCSC Arboretum
  • Plant Species Selection: Brett Hall, California Native Plant Program Director UCSC Arboretum
  • Lawn Removal: TBA
  • Irrigation: TBA


Advanced registration is required and includes morning refreshments, a catered lunch, and course materials. $25.00 for CNGA members and $30 for non-members.


February 11, 2016
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


California Native Grasslands Association


University of California at Santa Cruz Arboretum, Horticulture II Meeting Hall
1156 High St,
Santa Cruz,CA95064United States
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