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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, CA 95003 United States
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