9:43am

Wed April 9, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: How do you garden during a drought?

  

On today's Your Call we’ll talk about strategies for gardening using less water. Some landscapers advocate taking out water-guzzling lawns and putting in drought-resistant native plants. Will you be planting your garden differently this spring? And how are you going to water it?  If you’re growing your own food, what crops do well on low moisture?  And what about graywater?  Join the conversation and bring your questions to the next Your Call with Holly Kernan and you.

Guests:

Daniel Miller, executive director of Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project 

Kathy Kramer, organizer of the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour 

Kelly Marshall, a landscaper who specializes in creating California native and low water garden designs

Resources:

Bringing Back the Natives garden tour

Sunday, May 4th, 10am-5pm

Kelly Marshall Garden Design

Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project 

Contra Costa Times: Tale of two drought impacts: Landscapers, gardeners prepare for challenging year

Monterey Bay Green Gardener Program 

University of California--CA Garden Web: Drought: Gardening Tips

“Mow no Mo’!” or “How to remove your lawn” -- Lawn conversion workshops  ($30. Limit 30 participants.)

              Saturday, April 26, 10:00 – 3:00 Pleasant Hill. (The rain date is Saturday, May 3.)

              Saturday, May 24, 10:00 – 3:00 Livermore.

Las Pilitas Native Plant Nurseries

Native Plant Finder

Greywater Action

      

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