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Water District Sponsors Classes at Arboretum

September 1, 2009

A series of six classes on how to save water and lower your water bill will be held at the Fullerton Arboretum beginning in September.

Water Conservation Gardening, sponsored by the Yorba Linda Water District, are specially designed to help participants lower their water use with simple changes to their yards.

The first class is “Alternatives to Lawns” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Garden expert Steve Gerischer will share the steps necessary to turn water-guzzling lawns into low-water gardens, including basics of lawn removal, soil preparation, plant selection and planting.

The next class, “California Friendly Plants for the Garden,” is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, with landscape architect Rick Fisher. Fisher will present a short list of easy-to-grow native and “California friendly” plants for home gardens.

Other classes in the series will take place in 2010 and are “Designing a California Friendly Garden,” “Irrigating the Low-Water Use Garden,” “Edible Landscapes” and “Basics for Beginners.”

Classes are free to Yorba Linda Water District customers who present their water bill. Fees for other participants are $25 for members of the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum and $30 for nonmembers with preregistration. All participants must preregister and prepay (if applicable) by Wednesday, Sept. 16, for the first class and by Oct. 7 for the second. Late registrations and walk-ins will be accepted if space allows and will be charged $35/members $40/nonmembers.

For more information or to register, call 657-278-3407.

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