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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 13, 2009 – Redwood City invites the community to attend FREE WaterWise gardening workshops this spring. All workshops will be held at the Redwood Shores Library, 399 Marine Parkway, in Redwood City (corner of Bridge and Marine Parkways). For anyone with a garden, landscaping, or sprinkler systems, and an interest in maintaining beautiful landscaping while saving water and money, these workshops are a must, especially since we’re in a drought!

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

  • Session 1 - Saturday, April 4th - 9 am - noon
    Designing California Native Gardens for the Bay Area
    Home gardeners introduction to designing a sustainable, low-maintenance and water conserving garden. Learn how to start visualizing your native garden, how to incorporate native plants, and which native plants are right for your yard. Bring a plot plan, or scaled diagram of your project.

  • Session 2 - Saturday, April 18th - 9 am to noon
    35 Ways to Garden for the 21st Century
    Learn about eco-gardening principles that protect your local ecology, preserve our environment, are economical to build, aesthetically beautiful and will be almost maintenance and irrigation free in the years to come.

  • Session 3 - Saturday, April 25th - 9 am - noon
    Irrigation Basics for Homeowners
    This class covers the layout of the irrigation system and its components. It also covers basic maintenance and installation guidelines.

  • Session 4 - Saturday, May 2nd - 9 am - noon
    Drought Tolerant Plants
    This class is designed to teach homeowners the importance of using drought tolerant plant material in their garden. Homeowners will become familiar with various trees, shrubs and groundcovers that are available in their area

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 – and it’s especially important as we enter the third year of lower-than average rain fall and snow pack.

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Debra Ivazes
Public Works Services
(650) 780-7424


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