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Gardening in the Midst of a Severe Drought

As weather and water experts are predicting the worst statewide drought in recent history, there are many things to consider before planting a garden. 

Special Districts believes that with some proper planning, determination and willingness to exert a little extra effort, people can garden and retain landscaping despite the possibility of a severe water shortage.

We will be hosting a workshop on gardening and landscaping in the midst of a severe drought. Master Gardeners from the University of California Cooperative Extension will conduct these workshops. Topics covered will include:

  • How to make your existing garden more drought tolerant
  • What you must know if you are planning a new garden
  • (complete with recommended plant list)
  • What you want out of your garden and how you can achieve it with less water

Those in attendance will receive a phone number for the permanent Master Gardener help-line to have gardening questions answered Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, throughout the entire year.

The free workshop is open to the public and will be held as follows:

Saturday – March 29, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. 
 Moose Lodge
15900 E Highway 20
Clearlake Oaks, CA.

The drought is a serious concern for the entire county. Special Districts has established a facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/lakecountyspecialdistricts for general drought related updates and information. 

Anyone with questions about these or other drought related meetings and workshops can call Jan Coppinger, at Special Districts  (707) 263-0119.