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October 11, 2011 > Water-efficient landscape education program

Water-efficient landscape education program

Submitted By BAWSCA

The Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) is offering free classroom lectures and hands-on workshops that focus on sustainable landscaping; use of California native and drought -tolerant plants; creating healthy soil; understanding water conservation; alternatives to lawn; habitat gardening; edible landscaping; parent/child gardening workshop and water-efficient irrigation practices.

On October 22, learn how to transform a water-thirsty lawn to a low- maintenance and water-efficient landscape by using California native plants in the Alternatives to Lawn class in Fremont with Noelle Marquis. Attend Dave Phelps' Water Efficient Plant Selection and Design class in Hayward on October 29 and learn how to design a sustainable, low-maintenance, water- wise garden. Incorporate native plants into your space and save water, time and money. Lori Palmquist will teach basic drip irrigation design and installation, choosing the right components, watering techniques, and system maintenance for your landscaping in her Water-Efficient Drip Irrigation Class on November 5 in Milpitas.

Hands-on workshops have limited space. Attendees should dress appropriately for gardening.

For a full list of classes and locations, visit

To register for a class, email or call (650) 349-3000.

Alternatives to Lawn
Saturday, October 22
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Alameda County Water District
43885 South Grimmer Boulevard, Fremont

Water Efficient Plant Selection and Design
Saturday, October 29
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street, Hayward

Water-Efficient Drip Irrigation
Saturday, November 5
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Community Room
Barbara Lee Senior Center
40 N. Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas

Free classes

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