Home Landscape Series water conservation workshop

A water crisis looms in Texas, driven by population and economic growth, drought, and competition among users for an increasingly scarce supply.  The crisis is affecting Texas residents today and it may take decades for the supply and demand equation to achieve balance.  All Texas residents have a stake in this problem, and there is something everyone can do to conserve an increasingly scarce and yet vital resource.

The public is invited to the Home Landscape Series Water Conservation Workshop that will cover many practical steps that homeowners can take to reduce water use in the landscape and maintain a healthy landscape with plenty of curb appeal.

Participants will have hands-on learning opportunities involving irrigation system components, including converting to a drip system and understanding the controller, and assistance in assembling their own take-home rainwater collection barrel.  Workshop topics include landscaping to conserve water, irrigation efficiency, managing water supplies, and rainwater harvesting methods.

The event is Saturday, June 7,  8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, City of Richmond Street Dept. Facility, 109 8th Street, Richmond. Registration fee: $25.  More information and a registration form are available at www.fbmg.com or by calling Brandy Rader at 281-633-7029.

The workshop is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Fort Bend County Master Gardeners, City of Richmond, Richmond Rotary Club, and the Historic Richmond Association.

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