May 5, 2016
Contact: Lauren Zerweck, firstname.lastname@example.org, 619-315-1905
Saturday: Get Smart About Landscaping with Orange County Coastkeeper’s SmartScape
Free public workshop to teach locals about drought-tolerant garden beautification
WHAT: Drought-tolerant landscaping can transform an ordinary yard into a work of art while saving home and business owners resources, time and money. Orange County Coastkeeper presents a workshop to teach locals about SmartScape – a program designed to ensure success through every step of the drought-tolerant landscaping transition process.
The free workshop will take place at the Coastkeeper Garden, a 2.5 acre sustainable garden showcasing drought-tolerant and native plants from six Southern California habitats.
WHY: Spring is the perfect time to plan a drought-tolerant yard transformation. With the SmartScape program create a sustainable landscape that:
- Conserves water
- Captures and manages stormwater
- Eliminates runoff
- Reduces maintenance costs
- Lowers carbon footprint
- Establishes a habitat for urban wildlife
- Austin Brown, Coastkeeper Garden manager
- Marianne Hugo, SmartScape homeowner
- Orange County residents and businesses
- SmartScape experts sharing tips, tricks and advice
- The Garden’s drought-tolerant plants in full bloom
WHERE: Coastkeeper Garden
1560 E Santiago Canyon Rd, Orange 92869
WHEN: Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.