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Archived News Release from 2007

For Immediate Release

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 www.redwoodcity.org/conservation. 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 www.redwoodcity.org 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 redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter by emailing e-news@redwoodcity.org.

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Contact:
Manny Rosas
Public Works Superintendent
(650) 780-7468

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