Interested in Learning More about Rainwater Harvesting?
(free event)

For questions contact : [email protected]

Join us on Saturday, March 16, 9:30am-12pm or Sunday, March 24, 1:30-4pm

We will show you how. Several Scripps Ranch residents will open their homes to us.

Also see examples of: Water Smart Landscaping, Updated Irrigation, Edible Gardening
Representatives from: Master Gardeners Association, Landscape Architect, Composting Expert, Scripps Mesa Garden Club, San Diego Chapter CA Native Plant Society, Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council

You will have a chance to ask questions, help with resources and learn about rebate programs.

Rainwater harvesting is not just about using rain barrels. There are features like swales* (dry stream beds) or mulch or rock filled depressions that allow water to soak into the ground. Not only is this inexpensive to do, but will help your plants thrive, prevent runoff into the storm drains, and can lower your water bill.

Even in San Diego with minimal rain a 1000sq ft roof will capture 600 gallons from 1” of rain.

*Swales are shallow, broad or vegetated channels designed to store and/or convey runoff and remove pollutants. Berms also can be installed across the flow path of a swale to promote settling and infiltration.

Landscaping Features
All homes have a mix of some or all of the following:
Mediterranean,Plants Succulent/Cactus, Natives, Fruit trees, Vegetable & Herb Gardens.
Examples of raised beds, hydroponics.

Click Here for a list of the homes

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Click Here for Expert locations

WaterSmart Landscaping-Classes-virtual
Saturday, March 2, 9am
Water & Irrigation: Utilizing a Precious Resource
Integrating stormwater capture elements into your landscape and conserving water through simple irrigation system retrofits.

Saturday, March 9, 9am
Installation & Maintenance: Protecting Your Investment
Experts will give you strategies for success when removing your turf, installing your new landscape and maintaining it.