Free Garden Tour: Saving Every Drop

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CountySanta Cruz (CA1200)
Date06/02/2019
Hours13:00
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Santa Cruz (CA1200)
Tel 2019-06-02
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Free Garden Tour: Saving Every Drop

Free Garden Tour: Saving Every Drop Robin Spring and Michael Lejarza are committed to using every drop of available water to nourish the plants in their beautiful garden in Watsonville. They invited Love's Gardens to help them design a system that could help with that. After exploring options for greywater and rainwater and analyzing the potential of their site, Robin and Michael chose two Bushman 530 slimline rainwater catchment tanks, with a leaf filter, first flush diverter, pressure booster pump, filters, and a remote control valve dedicated entirely to rainwater. They will be watering their hot peppers and other veggies with rain water after the wet season using their existing irrigation controller. In addition, the overflow from the rain tanks waters their front garden and the existing drainage pipe from the back garden is now being directed into the garden instead of running off into the street.

The garden focuses on drought-tolerant and Mediterranean plants. Be prepared to see an incredibly diverse grouping of plants from all over the world, meticulously cared for by Robin, a Master Gardener. You can also tour their raised bed vegetable garden. Planned Activities This tour is open house style. Stop by anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 for a self-guided tour. We will be leading guided tours at 1:15 and 2:15 and answering questions about the water-conserving features of Robin and Michael's landscaping. We will also be presenting Robin and Michael with a Monterey Bay Friendly Landscape Program certification at 2:45. Additionally, there will be a free raffle. And Snacks. Tasty organic snacks from Tastes Like Love will be on hand for your nibbling pleasure.
We look forward to seeing you in the garden. .

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