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.
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.