Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Landscaping for Water Conservation - April 27th

What:  Landscaping for Water Conservation: Xeriscape! – presented by Kimberly Knox
When:  Wednesday, April 27 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Where:  James Duckworth Regional Center, 11201 Evans Trail, Beltsville. MD

Why: Why waterwise landscapes help protect the environment
An American family of four can use 400 gallons of water per day, and about 30 percent of that is devoted to outdoor uses. More than half of that outdoor water is used for watering lawns and gardens. Nationwide, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for almost one-third of all residential water use, totaling more than 7 billion gallons per day. As populations increase, demand on our water resources will grow. Conserving water will not only protect our natural resources but can prevent or postpone the expense of building or renovating new water supply facilities. 
By making changes to some of our landscaping practices, we can all make a difference in water conservation.
The Beltsville Garden Club is having a presentation about creating a water-conserving landscaping.  

The  speaker for this program will be Kimberley M. Knox, Community Outreach Manager for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) and a member of the Beltsville Garden Club.  Her topic will be "Water Conservation and Gardens".

Kim is the editor of "Landscaping for Water Conservation: Xeriscape!"  She is responsible for coordinating WSSC's demonstration garden, which highlights native plants for birds and butterflies.  She will also speak about the seven basic principles to incorporate into your landscape to ensure that you save water, money and time.

Please come on out  for this informative speaker.  Refreshments will be served after the meeting.  Bring a plant or plant related material for the club's door prize table.  The public is welcome and admission is free.

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