Interested in Learning More about Rainwater Harvesting?
(free event-no registration required)

For questions contact : [email protected]

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

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Current Update- 3/23 12pm
Sunday’s tour is still scheduled.. All homes except #2 on Medoc Ct will be hosting the event.
Several changes, however, to organizations participating- CNPS, Fire Safe Council, Landscape Architect will not attend. No succulent craft.
Master Gardeners will be at Elderwood Rd, Scripps Mesa Garden Club may be at La Colina Rd.

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.

WaterSmart Landscaping-Classes

Understanding Soil and Site Assessments
Wednesday, March 20, 2 p.m.
San Diego County Water Authority-4677 Overland Ave, 92123
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plan-ahead-understanding-soil-and-site-assessments-tickets-800145967127

Design: Shape Your Space
Wednesday, March 27, 2 p.m.
San Diego County Water Authority-4677 Overland Ave, 92123
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-shape-your-space-tickets-800136278147