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Redwood City Offering FREE WaterWise Spring Gardening Workshops - Learn to Save Water While Keeping Beautiful Gardens and Landscaping

Redwood City, CA -  February 12, 2007 - Redwood City invites the community to attend FREE Spring Gardening Workshops this March and April; the workshops will be held at the Redwood City Council Chambers, located at 1017 Middlefield Road, in Redwood City. For anyone with a garden, landscaping, or sprinkler systems, and an interest in maintaining beautiful landscaping while saving water and money, these “WaterWise” workshops are a must!

Interested community members can register online, or call 780-7436 to reserve their place for one or more of these fun and informative workshops:

  • Saturday, March 17 (9 am – noon)
    Drought Tolerant Plants
    Participants will learn the importance of using low-water-use and drought-tolerant plants in their garden, and will become familiar with successful trees, shrubs and groundcovers that are well-suited for Redwood City gardens.

  • Saturday, March 24 (9 am – noon)
    Irrigation Scheduling & Maintenance
    How much water is enough...or too much? Participants will learn an easy method to develop water schedules for a variety of gardens, as well as practical guidelines for the maintenance of irrigation systems.

  • Saturday, April 7 (9 am – noon)
    Garden Design
    This session provides information on the importance of implementing an overall garden design program when installing or renovating a garden. It’s an excellent course for homeowners looking for ideas to improve their garden, with water efficiency in mind.

  • Thursday, April 19 (6 pm – 9 pm)
    Drought Tolerant Plants
    This is an evening repeat of the March 17 session.

  • Thursday, April 26 (6 pm – 9 pm)
    Irrigation Scheduling & Maintenance
    This is an evening repeat of the March 24 session.

Lots of important and useful information on Redwood City’s water conservation program is available at It’s easy to learn how to save water (and money!) at home, at a business, indoors and outside, and more.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter by emailing


Manny Rosas
Public Works Superintendent
(650) 780-7468

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