MEETING: Saturday June 13 @ 10:00 a.m.

Topic: Lower Water Use & Healthier Trees

Speaker: Denise Friese

Location: Veterans Memorial Building, Garden Room (note change), 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City

Are you looking for ways to keep your trees and plants watered during the drought?

Come and learn about some options to help conserve water and save on your water bill, including watering more efficiently, harvesting rainwater, re-using household water, reducing water thirsty plants and lawn, etc.

Long time CRFG member, Denise “Deni” Friese, of Eco-Friendly Custom Landscapes, is a lifelong gardener-turned-landscaper, “plantaholic,” teacher, and speaker. She is also a Master Gardener, a member of several local plant groups and an active member of our West Los Angeles chapter. She will tell us how to use less water more efficiently!

Did you know that every 1,000 square feet of roof can collect 600 gallons of water from a storm that drops only 1 inch of rain? Deni notes that she has personally collected over 600 gallons twice this last winter, plus more from our small storms!

To help even more, rebates are available to most people for a variety of changes, including lawn removal, low-water toilets, washing machines, dishwashers and more. Rebates of $75 or more are available for up to four rain barrels (but they must be purchased and applied for all at one time). Deni will give us more information about these rebates.

Deni will have some pre-made rain barrels available to buy or order for $85 each from Rain Barrels International (her cost). These are re-used, food grade plastic, available in 55 to 65 gallon drums. In addition, plain blue barrels may be ordered to make your own rain barrel or for chaining several together. Deni will also have information about how to make rain “benches” to store water.

This will be an important talk to attend! See you there!



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