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Archived News Release from 2006

For Immediate Release

FREE WaterWise Spring Gardening Workshops - Redwood City Residents Can Learn to Save Water While Maintaining Beautiful Gardens and Landscaping

Redwood City, CA - April 5 , 2006 - Redwood City invites the community to attend FREE spring gardening workshops this May; the workshops will be held at the Redwood City Council Chambers, located at 1017 Middlefield Road, in Redwood City. For anyone with a garden, landscaping, or sprinkler systems, and an interest in saving water and money, this “WaterWise” workshop is a must-see!

Interested community members can register online at, or call 780-7436 to reserve their place for one or more of these fun and informative workshops for residents:

MAY 6

  • Irrigation Basics for Homeowners (9 am to 12:30 pm) ~ Learn the components of an irrigation system, how to lay out, install, and maintain your system, and how to identify and solve common irrigation problems.

  • Smart Gardening (1:30 pm to 5 pm) ~ This workshop brings together home gardening basics like garden design, irrigation systems, scheduling and fertilizers, and plant selection.

MAY 13

  • ET Controller Concepts (9 am to 12:30 pm) ~ Get the scoop on evapotranspiration (ET) or “smart” irrigation controllers that “know” when your landscaping needs water, and how much water to provide!

MAY 20

  • Irrigation Scheduling/Maintenance (9 am to 12:30 pm) ~ How much water is enough...or too much? You’ll learn that it all depends on the weather, the plant selection, soil condition, and your irrigation system.

  • Smart Gardening (1:30 pm to 5 pm) ~ This workshop (a repeat of the May 6 class) brings together home gardening basics like garden design, irrigation systems, scheduling and fertilizers, and plant selection.

Lots of important and useful information on Redwood City’s water conservation program is available online . People can learn how to save water (and money!) at home, at their business, indoors and outside, and more.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government. Subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter by sending an email to e-news@redwoodcity.org

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Contact:
Manny Rosas
Public Works Superintendent
(650) 780-7436

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