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

Redwood City, CA - March 3, 2008 - Redwood City invites the community to attend FREE spring gardening workshops this April. All workshops will be held at the Green Building Exchange, located at 305 Main Street 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 via email or call 780-7436 to reserve their place for one or more of these fun and informative workshops:

  • Session 1 - Saturday, April 5th - 9 am - 1 pm
    Irrigation Basics for Homeowners – Featuring the components of an irrigation system, how to lay out, install, and maintain your system, and how to identify and solve common irrigation problems.
  • Session 2 - Saturday, April 12th - 9 am to 1 pm
    Drought Tolerant Plants
    – Participants will learn the importance of using low-water-use and drought tolerant plants in your garden. You will become familiar with successful trees, shrubs and groundcovers well suited for your garden.
  • Session 3 - Saturday, April 19th - 9 am - 1 pm
    Smart Gardening
    - This multi-topic workshop brings together home gardening basics like garden design, irrigation systems, scheduling, fertilizing, and plant selection.
  • Session 4 - Saturday, April 26th - 9 am - 1 pm
    Garden Design Concepts
    - This class will show participants the importance of implementing a design program when installing or renovating their garden. The class will focus on design concepts which factor in the use of plant material and their relationship with the surrounding environment for a water efficient garden.

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.

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Debra Ivazes
Public Works Services
(650) 780-7424


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