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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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Lose Your Lawn with Sheet Mulching!

May 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


This workshop will teach you how to covert an existing lawn into a beautiful and colorful drought-tolerant Monterey Bay-Friendly Garden.

Workshop topics will include:

  • How to convert overhead spray irrigation to efficient drip irrigation
  • Proper selection of water-wise California native and Mediterranean plants
  • How to save money and time by using the sheet mulching method for lawn removal
  • How to access rebates from your water district to help pay for your project

The demonstration portion of the workshop will double as a community service project! Workshop participants will learn through a hands on project to convert a section of lawn at a public location 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 and irrigation skills they’ll need to tackle their own lawn at home.

Workshop participants that participate in the community service project will have the chance to win a FREE professional landscape design at a value of $500! Three of these design vouchers will be raffled off to workshop participants after the event. Register today to gain hands-on experience and win prizes to help you start your own project!

This workshop is sponsored by the Water Conservation Coalition and a generous grant from Patagonia.


May 21, 2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Ecology Action


Ecology Action
877 Cedar Street Suite 240
Santa Cruz,95060United States
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(831) 462-5925