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November 12, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Pittsburg, CA
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Saving Water in Your Landscape

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Join us to learn about a variety of practices that will help gardeners to conserve water in the landscape, including irrigation methods, plant selection & placement, water gardening and rainwater harvesting. We will discuss methods for creating rain gardens to capture rainwater on-site, as well as other water conservation ideas. Participants will also receive hands-on practice using irrigation components.

Roxy will present data showing how conventional watering practices increase surface water runoff by 50-70% with a corresponding loss of rainfall retained for the landscape and replenishment of groundwater.  Such runoff also places limitations on the soil’s ability to filter pollutants, and washes pollutants into waterways via storm drains.  Methods for creating rain gardens to capture rainwater on-site, rainwater harvesting, and other water conservation ideas will be discussed.

There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.  No charge.  Co-sponsored by the Pittsburg Library.