Orange Co. Demo Landscape Open House attracts over 300
Demo Landscape Open House Attracts Over 300
On Saturday, October 2, the University of California's South Coast Research and Extension Center opened its doors to the public for a day of workshops, informational booths, and self-guided tours of its unique Demonstration Landscapes.
The side-by-side 'home sites' show a wide range of features that can be incorporated into a home landscape to reduce water use, prevent irrigation and storm water run-off, and to reduce the amount of contaminants in run-off that does occur.
Throughout the day there were short talks on a variety of topics given by University of California researchers, master gardeners, and Water District personnel, all of which were well-attended.
CCUH answered gardeners' questions and promoted the UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars.
Staff members of the Irvine Ranch Water District were on hand to answer homeowner's questions.
UC Master Gardeners attended booths with information on a variety of topics and provided hands-on activities for kids.
Representatives from regional nurseries displayed plants and products useful for low water use landscaping.
Irrigation equipment vendors were showing a range of controllers and water delivery systems to better manage landscape water.
More pictures of the event can be found here.