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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Soquel High School Receives Water-Wise Garden Grant

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Soquel High School Receives Water-Wise Garden Grant

Soquel, CA (April 27, 2018) – Soquel Creek Water District has awarded Soquel High School and the agriculture and natural resources program a water-wise garden grant of $2000. The grant money will fund to convert part of the turf area around the flag at the entrance of the High school into a colorful drought tolerant, low maintenance Monterey Bay Friendly Landscape that will provide a lasting demonstration garden for the community.

The landscape re-vamping project will be done in partnership with the agriculture and natural resources classes taught by Mr. Tom Bentley and will be completed through a free, hands-on community workshop held on May 12, from 10 am to 1 pm at Soquel High School led Ecology Action. The design was done by Nicole Douglas of Douglas Landscape Design. This workshop will also double as a community service project. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.

Participants will gain practical hands-on experience they'll need to tackle their own Monterey-Bay Friendly Landscape retrofit project at home. All workshop participants will receive free landscape design templates with plant lists and a free water-wise plant to get your project jump-started!

  • Easily transform turf grass and weedy areas into new planting zones with sheet mulching;
  • Convert your existing sprinkler system to efficient, drip-irrigation;
  • Select low-water use plants for your unique site;
  • Create permeable patios and pathways with low-cost materials
  • Integrate rainwater harvesting into your landscape plans

The workshop is sponsored by Soquel Creek Water District, the Santa Cruz County Water Conservation Coalition, and the Soquel High School Agriculture and Natural Resources Program through Careers and Technical Training Program.

About Soquel Creek Water District

The Soquel Creek Water District is a nonprofit, local government agency that provides water resource management within its service area to deliver a safe and reliable supply of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally sensitive and economically responsible way.

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