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Ventura County, California

Updates from Ventura County Chapter—Protecting our local ocean and beaches from source to surf
April 29, 2014

Upcoming Ocean Friendly Garden and Water Wise Workshops!

Water Wise Watering Class – May 3rdVentura Water is offering a water wise class to save water by tuning up and managing outdoor watering.  Learn how to irrigate your landscape efficiently with the use of drip, rotating nozzles, and smart controllers that maximize water and energy efficiency. Ewing Irrigation professional Raul Topete will lead this hands-on, informational and educational class from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the City of Ventura Sanjon Maintenance Yard (336 Sanjon Rd.).  Sign up today here or call (805) 652-4501.

Design With Native Gardens – May 17th: Learn how to design beautiful landscapes with native plants! Casitas MWD is hosting a workshop  from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. at Oak View Park and Resource Center (555 Mahoney). Cinnamon McIntosh, Water Conservation Specialist, will present on using native plants in your garden. The workshop will have an interactive component where attendees get to practice using the newly taught skills related to design. RSVP at rmerckling@casitaswater.com or (805-649-2251 ext. 118)

California Friendly Landscape Class (Port Hueneme) – May 17th: In Port Hueneme G3, Green Gardens Group will be giving a three hour California Friendly Landscape Class sponsored by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and hosted by Port Hueneme and supported by Calleguas Municipal Water District. Come learn about how you can turn your garden into a mini-watershed with conservation, permeability and retention! The Class will be held from 9am – 12pm at Port Hueneme City Hall. The event is free, but registration is required. Contact Sherry Claborn sclaborn@ci.port-hueneme.ca.us.

California Friendly Landscape Class (Moorpark) – May 17th: For those of you who are further south in Ventura County, on the same day G3 will be giving the California Friendly Landscape Class in Moorpark 9am – 12 pm. The class will be hosted by Ventura County Waterworks and supported by Calleguas Municipal Water District. The event is also free, but registration is required. Contact Karen Goodman or Anne Dana at 508-378-3000 or email: karen.goodman@ventura.org/anne.dana@ventura.org

Ojai Valley Green Coalition-Water Saving Landscapes – May 30: see the Ojai Valley Green Coalition website for details.

SoCal Bloomers Class – June 14th: Love plants but not sure which ones are best for your garden? Discover colorful, climate-appropriate plants to incorporate beautifully into your water-wise landscape.  Lisa Burton of Nature by Design will lead this informative, free class from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the City of Ventura Sanjon Maintenance Yard (336 Sanjon Rd.). Recognized as a leader in sustainable landscape design, Burton has been installing lawn alternatives, such as Ocean Friendly Gardens and Wildlife Habitat Gardens, for more than a decade in Ventura County. Sign up today here or call (805) 652-4501.

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