The San Diego Botanical Garden is hosting a 3-hour workshop on waterwise gardens. Soils expert Sharon May, irrigation specialist Kathleen Eagle, and local author/garden coach Nan Sterman are teaming up to teach this combined approach on gardening.

Learn to create a waterwise garden from the ground up using an integrated approach: soil organics, appropriate plants and efficient irrigation. Begin by learning how to manage soils and soil organics as a powerful tool for water efficiency. Compost works with microbes in our soils to capture, store, and transport limited water resources to satisfy your plants’ needs. Next, they will discuss the enormous palette of waterwise plants suited to our region. With so many beautiful plants to choose from, learn how to combine plants to achieve year-round color and interest. Finally, they will cover the most up-to-date irrigation technologies and methods including how to retrofit existing irrigation, how to install a new irrigation system, and how to manage the water support your new, waterwise garden.

Saturday, September 25th at 1pm

This cost for the class is $70 for SDBG members, and $90 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by September 22. Visit http://www.sdbgarden.org/ or call (760)436.3036 x 206.