“How to install a drip irrigation system, lower your water bill, and get paid for it, too!” $35

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“How to install a drip irrigation system, lower your water bill, and get paid for it, too!” $35

Time: October 11, 2015 from 10am to 3pm
Location: private garden
City/Town: Oakland
Website or Map: http://www.BringingBacktheNat…
Phone: (510) 236-9558
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Kathy Kramer
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2015

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Ready to save water? Curious about irrigation systems, but haven’t figured out which one to choose? Don’t know how to install a drip irrigation system? Interested in finding out how you can receive up to $2,500 for removing your lawn and replacing it with water-conserving plants? Join us for this one-day hands-on workshop, and learn about all of the above.

Six months ago the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour held a “Mow no Mo’!” sheet mulching workshop at this private garden, and 2,000 square feet of lawn disappeared in a morning. (And, instantly, the money that the homeowner used to pay to have someone water, mow, rake, and weed every week-end was freed up!)

Now this garden is ready for drip irrigation to be installed. If you are the kind of person who likes to learn by doing, this is the workshop for you!

Staff from the Urban Farmer will provide an introduction on drip irrigation, including the benefits of drip; the parts needed and layout of the system; and a demonstration on how to assemble the system. Participants will be divided into groups, where they will, under guidance, install the drip system.

We will discuss the water conservation benefits of removing your lawn, have handouts available, and provide information about rebate programs. (Yes! You can receive up to $2,500 for removing your lawn and replacing it with water-conserving plants!)

Bring a lunch, snacks, and drinks. During lunch we’ll answer all of your irrigation questions, and Kelly will discuss the garden design, and the plants she has chosen.

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