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Celebrate Earth Day by joining the City of Austin Grow Green team for our spring homeowner's landscape training.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. TheSoil-Water Connection, William Glenn, Garden-ville
Learn how compost acts not only to grow healthier plants, prettier plants, but how it can reduce water usage and frequency. Moreover, how it helps the soil’s structure to allow for better infiltration of water into the subsoil layers and back into our aquifers
7:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Break
7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Outdoor Water Conservation Rebates, Christopher Charles, Austin Water
WaterWise Landscape refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water from irrigation. Major water savings can be made by converting your healthy turf grass to native plant beds and permeable hardscape. Residential properties may receive $25 for every 100 sq. ft. converted. Get details on program eligibility, the process and requirements, as well as information on some new landscape-related rebates.
8:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Questions
Registration: $10 per person (EventBrite posts the tickets as Free since they cannot collect money for the city)
Pay registration fee (3 options):
- Pay over the phone with a credit card by calling Myrtle Bashara at (512) 974-3032 or,
- By mail with a check for $10.00 per person, payable to the City of Austin, to Watershed Protection Dept./ERM, P.O. Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767 Attn: Myrtle Bashara or,
- Drop payment off at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, 11th floor. Ask for Myrtle Bashara.
Class attendees will not be charged for garden admission or parking the evening of the class.
When & Where
City of Austin - Watershed Protection Department
Watershed Protection protects lives, property and the environment of our community by reducing the impact of flood, erosion and water pollution. www.austintexas.gov/watershed