February – May 2014
Landscape Design with Low Water Use Plants – Presented by Kathryn Hahne, Assistant Horticultural Agent, UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
Desert-adapted plants have a genetic adaptations for survival in drought-prone areas. Learn how to select plants for your water-wise landscape design based on these strategies. We’ll discuss the adaptations of desert plants to survive in a water-scarce environment and the design criteria to consider for a rain-irrigated landscape.
Join an award winning landscape designer to learn how to attract the Sonoran desert wild life, so beneficial to our gardens and to our spirits! We will discuss the wide variety of attractive plants, and habitats, which bring birds and butterflies into our gardens and keep them returning throughout the year. Instructor: Wendy M. King, Founder of River Road Designs, President of APLD, Winner of the 2011 Xeriscape Award for the Tucson Metropolitan Area.
Conserve to Enhance is a unique program that motivates consumers to use water more efficiently by linking voluntary water conservation efforts with environmental enhancement projects in the Tucson community. C2E has just launched the Water Use Dashboard — a free online tool designed to promote water efficiency, track water use, and provide funding for local environmental enhancement projects. This presentation will showcase the Dashboard’s suite of educational and interactive tools, as well as illustrating how over $60,000 has already been invested in urban wash improvement projects. Join us to find out how you can be part of this growing movement! Presented by:
Candice Rupprecht and Brittany Xiu
University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center
350 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719
Rainwater Harvesting expert (and owner of Ethos Rainwater Harvesting), Lincoln Perino, will discuss a number of topics including:
• Basics of system design – sizing, siting, gutter/scupper connections
• Choosing the right materials for the job
• Installation tips and techniques
• System maintenance