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Your Sustainable Backyard : Low Water Use Landscaping - San Jose

When Sep 25, 2014
from 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose
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Contact Phone 530-752-6642
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This workshop will provide an overview of various topics of interest to both Master Gardeners and Retail Garden Center Professionals in Santa Clara County. This workshop will feature innovative ideas on how to save water and still have a beautiful landscape. Program Content will include:

  • Overview of current state and local drought conditions
  • Irrigation management information
  • How to conduct a self-audit for your landscape
  • A review of WUCOLS IV (Water Use Classification of Landscape Species)
  • Plants for drought tolerant landscapes
  • Resources for post-workshop support


Workshop Documents for Download
State Water Update, Julie Saare-Edmonds, Department of Water Resources

Local Water Update & Rebate Programs, Karen Koppett & Ashley Carter, Santa Clara Valley Water District

Irrigation System Audit, Dr. Loren Oki, UC Davis and UCANR

Scheduling Irrigation, Dr. Loren Oki, UC Davis and UCANR

WUCOLS IV, Dr. Dave Fujino, CA Center for Urban Horticulture, UC Davis

Low Water Use Landscaping Plants, Ellen Zagory, UC Davis Public Garden and Arboretum