Waterwise Landscape Webinar Series

showing learning from home with a laptop and coffee mug in front of plantsEach spring, Resource Central partners with Colorado water utilities to offer more than a dozen Waterwise Landscape Webinars. These webinars are focused on practical household water-saving tips and techniques, such as xeriscaping and sustainable landscaping. So, from the budding gardener to the seasoned pro, these expert-led seminars offer practical solutions to make your yard more water-efficient and beautiful.

All events are free and open to everyone. In 2021, all events will be live streamed in a Zoom webinar format to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Waterwise webinars are interactive and also include Q&A breaks. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to submit questions and get advice directly from a local landscape professional! Register today by clicking through the webinars below.

Si está interesado en los seminarios web en español, consulte los dos seminarios web de Longmont el 12 y el 29 de abril de 2021.


2021 Spring Schedule

Week of April 1, 2021

Thu, April 1 - Waterwise Plants: Perennials, Shrubs, and More!

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

City of ArvadaBecome a waterwise plant pro by learning the in’s and out’s of plant selection in our arid climate. From pollinator-friendly flowers to the best shade trees, we’ll cover a wide range of planting possibilities with Alison O’Connor.

Speaker: Alison O’Connor, CSU Extension Agent

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Week of April 4, 2021

Mon, April 5 - Waterwise Basics: New to Colorado Landscaping

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

Loveland Water and Power logoWith in-ground irrigation systems and a dry landscape, gardening in Colorado can be a bit different than in other places. Amy Lentz will cover the basics and best practices to help you have the most successful waterwise garden possible.

Speaker: Amy Lentz, CSU Extension Agent

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Tue, April 6 - Waterwise Plants: Low-Water Tree Care

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

City of BrightonTrees are a great investment to your landscape, and can’t be forgotten about when you’re adjusting your irrigation system when going xeric. Discover more about waterwise tree selection, care, and other tips and tricks for your trees, both young and old, with Eric Hammond.

Speaker: Eric Hammond, CSU Extension Agent

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Wed, April 7 - Waterwise Basics: Veggie Gardening Through the Seasons

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

City of Boulder, Colorado logoBring your forks, we’ll bring the veggie-knowledge! Learn more about growing your own waterwise veggie garden with Jessica Romer We’ll discuss what to plant and when, and how to get the most out of your vegetables from spring to fall.

Speaker: Jessica Romer, Horticulturalist and Landscape Designer

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Thu, April 8 - Waterwise Basics: Create Your Own Low-Water Landscape

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

City of Thornton, Colorado logoLearn tips and tricks for best success in designing and creating your own low-water, sustainable landscape! Deryn Davidson will discuss why waterwise landscapes are important and get you closer to achieving your own gardening goals.

Speaker: Deryn Davidson, CSU Extension Agent

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Sat, April 10 - Waterwise Basics: Saving Seeds from the Garden

10:00am – 12:00pm (MST)

South Adams County Water and Sanitation District logoSpring has sprung and we are here to help you get the most out of your veggies and flowers! Did you know that saving seeds and help plant lineage and their ability to adapt to our changing climate? Learn more about seeds and sustainable landscapes with Fern Deininger.

Speaker: Fern Deininger, Farm and Garden Consultant

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Week of April 11, 2021

Mon, April 12 - Waterwise Yards: Rain Gardens and their Benefits

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

City of Longmont Colorado logoLearn how to create your own rain garden oasis! Rain gardens are beautiful gardens, full of native plants, that are watered only with the rain. During this workshop with Jessica Thrasher, we’ll cover design, sizing, and plant choice to conserve water and save money on your water bill!

Speaker: Jessica Thrasher, CSU Colorado Stormwater Center, Education and Outreach Manager

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Lunes 12 de abril – “Waterwise Yards”: Jardines de lluvia y sus beneficios

5:30 – 7:30 pm (MST)

¡Aprenda a crear su propio oasis de jardín de lluvia! Los jardines de lluvia son hermosos, llenos de plantas nativas, y que se riegan solo con la lluvia. Durante este taller con Jessica Thrasher, cubriremos el diseño, el tamaño y la elección de las plantas para conservar agua, y ahorrar dinero en su factura de agua.

Oradora: Jessica Thrasher, CSU Colorado Stormwater Center, Gerente de Educación y Difusión

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Tue, April 13 - Waterwise Yards: Going from Grass to Low-Water Garden

6:00 – 8:00pm (MST)

City of Golden, Colorado logoLearn how to successfully transform your existing thirsty grass into a beautiful, waterwise garden! Discuss methods of removal, plant selection, and best practices to ensure a successful overhaul with Kenton Seth.

Speaker: Kenton Seth, Paintbrush Gardens

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Thu, April 15 - Waterwise Yards: Design the Best Garden for You!

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

Loveland Water and Power logoOver the last year, gardening has been an escape for many and a way to nourish your environment (and soul). Explore ideas and gardening styles with Alison Peck to ultimately design the best (and most enjoyable!) waterwise landscape for you. From providing tranquility to watching pollinators, there’s a garden for everyone.

Speaker: Alison Peck, Matrix Gardens

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Week of April 18, 2021

Mon, April 19 - Waterwise Basics: The Insects that Share Your Garden

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

Town of Superior, Colorado logoFrom beneficial insects to garden pests, you’ll learn all about the critters you share your garden with. Who are they? What type of habitats do they need? And what types of plants do they like? are all things we’ll cover in this webinar with Lisa Mason!

Speaker: Lisa Mason, CSU Extension Assistant Director & Agent

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Wed, April 21 - Waterwise Yards: Native Plant Selection for Your Dream Garden

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

City of Louisville, Colorado logoDesigning your garden-to-be and selecting appropriate plants for your space is key to a successful, low-water garden! Native plants are a great option and yield so many benefits for your garden and surrounding ecosystem (e.g. pollinators galore!). Feel confident about planting your garden after attending this info-packed webinar with Pat Hayward.

Speaker: Pat Hayward, Phytologic Horticultural Services

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Thu, April 22 - Waterwise Plants: Thinking Outside the Box

10:00am – 12:00pm (MST)

City of ArvadaCelebrate Earth Day with Resource Central, People & Pollinators Action Network, and Wild Ones, Front Range Chapter! Our Garden In A Box gardens are an amazing start to perennial planting, but there is also great importance of planting things like shrubs and grasses to provide habitat for local wildlife! We’ll cover a swarm of knowledge around plants and pollinators to help you support your neighboring bugs and wildlife in your own backyard.

Speakers: Joyce Kennedy, People and Pollinators Action Network & Lisa Olsen, Wild Ones, Front Range Chapter

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Sat, April 24 - Waterwise Plants: Great Plant Choices for Colorado's Climate

10:00am – 12:00pm (MST)

City of Boulder, Colorado logoKnowing why to choose low-water plants for your garden is just as important as the plants themselves! Learn to select the best plants for success in our climate, from perennials to shrubs and trees with Eric Hammond.

Speaker: Eric Hammond, CSU Extension Agent

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Week of April 25, 2021

Mon, April 26 - Waterwise Yards: Landscaping for Climate Change

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

City of Boulder, Colorado logoWe’re all striving to do our best to mitigate climate change, so why not start in your own backyard. Alison Peck shares best gardening practices, how to decrease water use and increase biodiversity, and why conserving resources at home can add up to make a big difference.

Speaker: Alison Peck, Matrix Gardens

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Wed, April 28 - Waterwise Plants: Encouraging Pollinators in Your Garden

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

City of Lafayette, Colorado logoFrom bees to butterflies to singing birds, this seminar explores the biodiversity of local pollinators and how they help contribute to a healthy ecosystem! Learn how to plant, maintain, and care for pollinator’s habitats in your own garden with Cassey Anderson.

Speaker: Cassey Anderson, CSU Master Gardener Coordinator

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Thu, April 29 - Waterwise Plants: Creating a Colorful Colorado Yard

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

City of Longmont, Colorado logoWhether it’s spring or fall, there’s always time for color in your garden! Join Alison O’Connor to learn how to plan, prepare, and plant a low-water garden that keeps your interest (and local pollinator’s) all season long.

Speaker: Alison O’Connor, CSU Extension Agent

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Jueves, 29 de abril – Plantas que utilizan el agua: Creando un colorido jardín en Colorado

5:30 – 7:30 pm (MST)

Ya sea primavera u otoño, ¡siempre hay tiempo para el color en su jardín! Únase a Alison O’Connor para aprender a planificar, preparar, y plantar un jardín con poca agua que mantenga su interés (y el de los polinizadores locales) durante toda la temporada.

Oradora: Alison O’Connor, agente de extensión de CSU

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Week of May 2, 2021

Tue, May 4 - Waterwise Basics: Conserving Water in the Garden with Rain Barrels

5:30 – 7:30pm (MST)

Little Thompson Water District logoRain barrels are the perfect way to take the next step in rainwater harvesting at your home. In this webinar lead by Jessica Thrasher, you will receive an introduction to rainwater harvesting, and step-by-step instructions on how to install your rain barrel at home.

Speaker: Jessica Thrasher, CSU Colorado Stormwater Center, Education and Outreach Manager

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Check back for even MORE webinars in the coming weeks!


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