Public Invited to Free Low-Water Use Landscaping Workshop

A free workshop will teach home owners how to develop attractive landscaping that uses little water.

The Spring Heritage Garden Workshop is titled “Low-Water Use Landscaping Made Easy.” The public is being invited to participate by the North & South Yakima Conservation Districts. It will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 23rd, at the Yakima Area Arboretum. One of the sponsors is the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan (YBIP) Water Use Committee.

“The focus is on creating water-wise landscapes and gardens in our arid climate,” said City of Yakima Assistant Public Works Director David Brown, who chairs the YBIP’s Municipal Water Conservation Subgroup. “The workshop is being offered as part of the YBIP’s ongoing efforts in water conservation.”

Click to register for the workshop. The registration deadline is Saturday, March 16th. Space is limited to the first 99 people who sign up.

Besides learning about water conservation, workshop attendees will learn how to create their own unique garden and utilize drip irrigation for their landscape.

For more information about the workshop, contact featured presenters Ann Autrey (528-2683) or Heather Wendt (430-3693).

The March 23rd workshop continues the City of Yakima’s water conservation emphasis.

Last fall, the City installed low-water use landscaping at the Public Works facility. Last spring, the City installed new landscaping in Downtown Yakima on the east side of 2nd Street that reduced water consumption by about a third.

For more information on those projects, contact Assistant Public Works Director David Brown at 575-6154.