LAWNS TO FOOD DEMONSTRATION GARDEN
September 20, 2014 @ 9am-11pm (Saturday)
Keith Larson, City of Paso Robles Water Conservation Manager, will give a talk about managing water use in our gardens. Learn about turf conversion rebates and other resources from the City of Paso Robles. Fall is a great season to plan and install new watering systems, plant drought tolerant trees, shrubs, perennials, and native plants. Take those important steps now to conserve water in your garden.
The TPRFG team invites the community to share their experience, questions, and ideas. Together, we can help our gardens thrive using organic and sustainable materials to produce healthy fruits, vegetables, nuts and beauty. We invite guest speakers to share techniques on soil building, pruning, plant selection, composting, water conservation, non-chemical pest management and other relevant topics for garden improvement.
Go to the section on Resources for location and contact information for many excellent sources on better gardening. Several great local resources are SLO Master Gardeners, SLO Seed Savers Exchange, One Cool Earth and the California Rare Fruit Growers.
Support us by volunteering your time working in the garden, attending events and with your generous donations to insure this garden will prosper for years to come.
Garden Challenges for 2014: Water Wise Gardening
Things to Do:
- Check irrigation and make repairs
- Improve soil with compost
- Use drought tolerant plants
- Plant early using Spring rains to establish roots
- Mulch 3” to 6” deep
- Water deep and water less