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Water Conscious Landscaping in the Kootenays

21038249_455f738ea1_m The City of Castlegar is hosting a presentation on water conscious landscaping and gardening in a couple of weeks. This should be an excellent opportunity to hear from a local landscape architect, Eric Clough from Winlaw, BC, and start planning your garden for the spring.

Following discussions and public forums on water consumption and the possibility of water metering in the City, this is a smart move to be seen encouraging residents and businesses to move away from water intensive lawns and poorly suited plantings, towards a more sustainable form of gardening.

I’d love to see a good turn out at this event, there are plenty of people in this city that want to lessen their impact on the environment, and the garden is a good place to cultivate earth-caring habits.

I’m glad the City of Castlegar is able to sponsor this type of session – there are lots of people who don’t read or can’t afford professional advice, and hosting this presentation shows the City’s commitment to assist residents in meeting the goals of reducing water consumption.

Where: Castlegar Community Forum (445 – 13th Ave, Castlegar)

When: 4pm – 7pm November 20th (Presentations at 4:30 and 6:00)


Topics Covered:

  • Xeriscaping
  • Planting choices and maintenace
  • Lawn Care
  • Irrigation Tips

Drop me a line if you’re planning to be there, or leave a comment on this post.

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

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