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Saturday: Portola Valley class on maintaining landscaping during drought

 

A free three-hour class on "Maintaining Existing Landscape During a Drought" will be held Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Hall at 765 Portola Road in Portola Valley.

Sponsors are the California Water Service Company, the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, and the town of Portola Valley.

Registration is required. Click here to register online, or call the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency at (650) 349-3000. Be prepared to give your name, email address, and telephone number, as well as the name, date and time of the class.

Lori Palmquist, an irrigation-design consultant based in Richmond, is the instructor.

The class will deal with landscape maintenance practices to reduce water use, including irrigation system maintenance, watering schedules, soil amendment and mulching. Also, water-efficient irrigation equipment, such as drip irrigation and smart controllers, will be discussed.

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