Date: 06/17/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Santa Maria Library Shepard Hall
421 S. McClelland Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Watershed Approach to Landscape Design - Santa Maria

Join us in Santa Maria, CA on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM for a unique day of landscape design using the Watershed Approach.  This class puts professional landscape designers and contractors next to property/homeowners to help everyone make the most out of their landscape. In the morning we will be getting the basics. After a delicious lunch, we work in teams in a hands-on design seminar.

For property/homeowners, learn how to replace your lawn with a climate appropriate garden and create your own landscape design. This six-hour interactive workshop identifies the steps for successfully designing a water wise landscape – including;

  • Understanding and contouring for rainwater
  • Building your soil into a living soil sponge that holds on to water
  • Creating a list of climate appropriate plants
  • Placing plant symbols on a plan using key design principals
  • Managing your irrigation to eliminate waste and runoff

Bring a 1/4″ scale drawing of your property (a site plan) to this class for more specific ideas for YOUR landscape.

For professional landscape designers and contractors, learn about the “new normal” in California landscapes — the Watershed Approach helps your clients conserve water, improve water quality, build healthy living soil for the benefit of healthy plants, all without sacrificing the beauty we’ve come to appreciate in California landscapes.

This class is co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Water Agency and the Network of Santa Barbara County Water Providers (RWEP) in Santa Barbara North County.

For more information, visit or email  or call at 805-925-0951 ext. 7235  BE SURE TO BOOK YOUR SPACE BY 6/15/17 OR WE MAY NOT HAVE A LUNCH FOR YOU.

Start time: 9:00 AM, so arrive at least 15 minutes early to register and get settled.

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Bookings are closed for this event.