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Cascadia Tour of the Water Wise Garden

at Alton Baker Park

With Jeffrey Petersen
and Anita Van Asperdt
Tuesday, April 19th
1 PM - 2PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Water Wise Garden at Alton Baker Park
622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Join a guided tour of this demonstration garden that showcases strategies to reduce water use while creating a beautiful landscape. The Water Wise Garden features a water-saving landscape design, native, edible and low water use plants, an efficient sprinkler system, a rain garden and bioswale and a 3,000-gallon rainwater cistern.

To minimize water demand and enhance plant health, plants are sited based on their water need, and alternatives to traditional lawn grass are planted at the garden, includinga low water-use turf variety, and an area planted with a blend of ecoturf - a mix of typical turf-type lawn grasses and low water use plants.

The Water Wise Garden also features a watering system is controlled by a Smart Controller which adjusts watering levels based on plant needs, and has underground drip tubing to water the lawn and other areas.  

Water Wise Garden was made possible by collaboration from EWEB, City of Eugene, Nearby Nature, Landcurrent Landscape Architecture, and Schirmer Satre Group.

Our group size is limited, so please RSVP.

Earlier Event: April 19
SWO Board Meeting
Later Event: April 20
SWO April Chapter Meeting