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Pasadena In Focus
September - October 2011

Workshops Inspire Water Wisdom

House2 A new crop of gorgeous Pasadena-friendly landscapes have been bursting on the scene thanks in part to PWP’s inspiring water-smart workshops and incentives from our Turf Removal Program. (Get $1 per square foot of water-thirsty turf replaced with water-smart landscaping.)

Be a part of Pasadena’s water-wise transformation by attending our fall workshops.

  • Autumn rain gives sprinklers and water bills a break. Make the most of the rainy season by harvesting roof and pavement runoff with a rainwater catchment system and transforming your landscape into a “rain garden.” Experts will show you how at our Rainwater Harvesting Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Salvation Army Pasadena Tabernacle, 960 E. Walnut St.
  • Ever admired the tapestry of color, texture, shapes and scents of the Southland’s landscape? Why not create a stunning display of our region’s natural beauty in your own front yard with help from native plant expert Lili Singer? The dynamic speaker returns to Pasadena for “Native Nights: The Pleasures of Going Native” on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library’s Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. Learn to create your own low-water, low-maintenance native garden for year-round color, butterflies and birdsong.

Reserve your seats online early, as these popular free workshops fill up fast. Go to www.cityofpasadena.net/savewater today.