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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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Convert Your Lawn into a Water Saving Garden- A Hands-On Workshop
April 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Come learn how to convert an existing lawn into a beautiful and colorful drought-tolerant Monterey Bay-Friendly Garden. Workshop topics include conversion of overhead spray irrigation to efficient drip irrigation, proper selection of water-wise California native and Mediterranean plants, and how to save money and time by using the sheet mulching method for lawn removal. Participants will also learn about how they can participate in landscape rebate programs for each of the water districts in our area.
This free workshop will double as a community service project where workshop participants will convert a section of lawn in front of Santa Cruz County Public Health Services to low water use plants that will provide a lasting demonstration garden for the community. During the community service portion of the workshop, participants will gain practical experience with the sheet mulching, stormwater management, and irrigation skills they’ll need to tackle their lawn at home.
Workshop participants that help with the community service project will have the chance to win a FREE professional landscape design at a value of $500! Register today to gain hands-on experience and win prizes to help you start your own project!