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Plant Selection and Landscape Design to Minimize Water Use

September 12, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Do you want to get rid of your thirsty garden but don’t know where to begin? If yes, then this class is for you! We will introduce and explain high-impact, low-water use plants from around the world, how to use them in the correct applications, and how to design or re-design your garden with these hard-working plants. Yes, you can have a gorgeous and colorful garden and still reduce your water use by up to 90%!

Click HERE to read Nicole’s article “How to Have a Lawn Without a Lawn”

Class costs $20 before September 14th and $25 after September 14th, plus an additional $10 material fee payable at registration.

Nicole Woodling Douglas is a Santa Cruz-based landscape designer. With double master’s degrees in environmental science and a background in art and design, Nicole combines her expertise to create exquisite, water-wise gardens. She is passionate about teaching the community about ecological landscaping and water conservation.


Cabrillo College Extension Program


Cabrillo College Room 609
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos,CA95003United States
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