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Free workshop today on adapting landscape to drought conditions

Water expert to talk about climate-adapted alternatives

A water conservation expert will hold a free workshop for Pleasanton residents and business representatives from 10 a.m. to noon today on adapting landscape to drought conditions.

The workshop will be held in a meeting room at the city's Operations Services Center, 3333 Busch Road.

Author and Landscape Architect Sarah Sutton will share information about long-term adaptation and how to convert lawns to climate-adapted alternatives. Those at the workshop also will learn how to track water use, how to keep landscaping alive during the drought and about new garden design ideas.

Space is limited so those planning to attend need to register by calling (925) 931-5504.

Learn more about water conservation at www.PleasantonWaterConservation.com

Comments

Posted by Citizen, a resident of Birdland
on Jul 16, 2014 at 11:02 am

Let's hope our Mayor and city council will attend, so we will hear some solutions to our water woes . Moratorium on new construction. Increase use of recycled water. Recognize those who conserve and those that don't get it! Let is know what you plan to do. Show you care


Posted by Bob, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 16, 2014 at 5:33 pm

My landscape has already adapted to the drought - it's dead.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 16, 2014 at 6:11 pm

never say never...it possible to purchase teeny weeny bonsai containers to plant small plants that don't use up all the water:

Web Link


Posted by Pete, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Citizen, why don't you go and share with the Community, yourself? I will not be able to attend. Your time would be warmly appreciated by the greater Community, I'm sure. You could even ask, " How do you track water use, when your home is tied into a complex with one meter. Is this meeting, today, part of the $200,000 consultant marketing program, approved by our Citycouncil? " Your citizenship is important and valued. Thank you!


Posted by oldtimer, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 17, 2014 at 8:23 am

It would be helpful if they would video this meeting and make it available online.


Posted by Sirena, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:32 pm

They act like the drought is going to last 40 years. You can still keep your lawn half way green by conserving 25%. I see water usage in So. Calif has gone up 13% from last year.


Posted by Teri, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Bob, I wish there was a "like" button on this page. Your comment was priceless and right on!


Posted by Pete, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Ms. Sarah Sutton, "Creating better communities with Low Impact Development" 2010 American Society of Civil Engineers International, LID conference, was one of her speaking engagements, if this is the same person sharing Saturday. Young adults/high school/ college students may find Ms. Sutton interesting enough to share back to their/our Community of Pleasanton, within a language that could be understood by all ages. "Hint,hint." Oh well, thought it was worth sharing. Access to video taping was excellent idea.
Our Mayor, as an environmental engineer could promote video...as well.


Posted by Tom F, a resident of Castlewood
on Jul 18, 2014 at 5:04 am

You need a 'workshop' to tell you to remove your grass and replace it with rocks? Attendees must also be low information voters.


Posted by Pete, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 18, 2014 at 8:17 am

Tom F., don't belittle yourself in the attempt to discourage others to engage issues that may or may not be useful within their lives. We have a lot of low information people everywhere. They may be experts in one field and not another. Maybe the Weekly or the City of Pleasanton could of marketed this talk differently...who cares. Simple information was provided for those who may be interested. Your not.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 19, 2014 at 5:23 pm

plus if you sing to your garden it grows:

Web Link


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 19, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Me garden grow well. I hope you'res does to


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