Rainwater Harvesting Options: Save it for a Sunny Day
Local experts from Rainwater Connection will provide hands-on examples of all the rainwater system components and discuss different design options so that you can use “sky water” to irrigate your garden.
Living Soil, Lovely Garden!
Organic Master Gardener Connie Kuramoto demonstrates simple techniques for enriching your soil – mulching, lasagna layering, groundcovers, and more. Soil specialist Kathleen Millar introduces the importance of the tiny critters that make up a healthy ‘Soil Food Web’ to create an environment where water is stored easily, pests are naturally kept in check, and plants thrive.
Lawn Alternatives and Xeriscaping
There are many beautiful alternatives to turf grass that require little upkeep. Local expert landscaper Amy Robson will discuss options for Groundcovers, Xeriscaping, Naturescaping, Artificial Turf and Permeable Pavers: Have your yard look vibrant without chemicals or excess water.
Efficient Irrigation: Be Smart with your Sprinkler System
Do you have an in-ground irrigation system? There may be leaks, clogs and inefficient nozzles that are wasting water and costing you money! Learn what to look for when getting your sprinkler system ready for the summer.
Living on the Water: Landscaping for Streamside Landowners
Some of us are lucky enough to live on a creek or stream. Landscaping practices by the streamside are unique; different than for your average yard. This in-situ workshop takes place at the beautiful Miller Road Park, where biologist Dave Clough will talk about stream life, backyard activity awareness, stormwater management and demonstrate native plant landscaping. Participants will come away with knowledge of how to care for their streamside property and take home a native plant seedling to get started planting!
Please register for the workshops you wish to attend. Registration starts on March 13th and is done through RDN Recreation and Parks at 1-888-828-2069 or email email@example.com.