Free classes on water efficient landscaping

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on March 3, 2011

Menlo Park landscaping

The city of Menlo Park and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) are co-sponsoring three free classes on water efficient landscaping. Did you know that lawns and gardens consume almost half the total water use of an average home? Many existing lawn and garden irrigation systems are poorly planned and/or have inefficient watering schedules. Learn how to have a beautiful garden while saving money on your water bill and conserving natural resources.

To register for one or more of the free landscaping classes, please contact BAWSCA at (650) 349-3000. Be
certain to specify the class date, time and location when signing up and provide your name address and telephone number. Class size is limited. Here is the schedule:

Creating a Habitat Garden with California Natives
Saturday, March 5 from 9:00 am to noon
Discover the California native plants that thrive in your area, and the beautiful and natural habitat
they provide.

Water-Efficient Lawn Alternatives & Introduction Integrated Pest Management
Saturday, April 16 from 9:00 am to noon
Discover lawn alternatives, learn the methods of lawn removal, and get an introduction to
integrated pest management.

Water-Wise Edible Gardening
Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 am to noon
Learn how to start a spring and summer vegetable garden in a chemical free and sustainable
manner.

Those who cannot attend one of the many classes, are encouraged to visit Water-Wise Gardening in the Bay Area, an online resource filled with ideas for creating beautiful, water-efficient landscaping, while
conserving water.

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