Learn How To Water Less

Our free Waterwise Yard Seminars are taught by Colorado low-water landscape pros. They’ll share tips to keep your yard looking great while using less water.

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Submit your questions and get them answered live! Topics range from low-water landscape design to plant selection and rain barrels. Everyone is sure to learn something new!

Spring 2022 Schedule:

All webinars 6-8 pm weekdays

Lafayette utility customers will start by learning about all the money and water-saving discounts the city and Resource Central are offering. Next, they’ll learn the basics of how to plan a xeriscape project. Finally, we’ll share ideas on how to submit a successful Lawn Replacement Program application.

Instructed By:
Zak Lance
Water Program Manager, Resource Central

Jordanne Feldman
Water Conservation Coordinator, Resource Central

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Westminster utility customers could save big by taking advantage of the city’s various conservation programs. Start by learning which programs are best for you. After that, stick around to learn tips on how to plan a xeriscape project. Finally, get tips on how to submit a successful Lawn Replacement Program application.

Instructed By:
Zak Lance
Water Program Manager, Resource Central

Drew Beckwith
Water Resources Analyst, City of Westminster

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Designing 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 Deryn Davidson.

Instructed By:
Deryn Davidson
Horticulture Extension Agent, CSU Extension

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Getting your garden ready for spring is just as important as the planting itself. Tune in to learn about the benefits of compost and how the right irrigation can help you save time, effort, and water.

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From 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.

Instructed By:
Cassey Anderson
Master Gardener Coordinator, CU Extension

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Permaculture is all about designing human systems that are modeled after nature. In this class, Amy Scances-Wolfe will teach you how to translate deep observation of your yard into an abundant landscape that thrives in our high, dry climate. Topics will include working with and creating micro-climate, building healthy and water-retentive soils, choosing appropriate low-water edible and medicinal plants, and the basics of forest garden design.

Instructed By:
Amy Scanes-Wolfe
Boulder Permaculture

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Rain barrels are the perfect addition to your home gardens! They allow you to conserve water, expand your gardens, and protect our rivers. In this webinar with Jessica Thrasher you will receive information on what type of rain barrel to buy and step-by-step instructions on how to install your rain barrel(s) at home.

¡Los barriles de lluvia son el complemento perfecto para los jardines de su casa! Le permiten conservar agua, ampliar sus jardines y proteger nuestros ríos. En este seminario web con Jessica Thrasher, recibirá información sobre qué tipo de barril de lluvia comprar e instrucciones paso a paso sobre cómo instalar sus barriles de lluvia en casa.

Instructed By/Oradora:
Jessica Thrasher
Education and Outreach Manager/Gerente de
Educación y Difusión, CSU Stormwater Center

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Bring 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 start off strong to get the most out of your vegetables.

Instructed By:
Jessica Romer
Horticulturist & Landscape Designer

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Become 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.

Instructed By:
Alison O’Connor
Extension Agent, CSU Extension

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With in-ground irrigation systems and a dry landscape, gardening in Colorado can be a bit different than in other places. Mike McNulty will cover the basics and best practices to help you have the most successful waterwise garden possible.

Instructed By:
Mike McNulty
Master Gardener, Broomfield CSU Extension

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Once your veggie garden is established, the work is far from over! In this webinar, Jessica Romer will discuss all the important aspects of caring for your garden throughout the season. You can expect to learn about mulching, weeding, pests and diseases, seed saving and even how to continue your garden into the fall.

Instructed By:
Jessica Romer
Horticulturist & Landscape Designer

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Trees 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.

Instructed By:
Eric Hammond
Extension Director, CSU Extension

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From 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? Find out during this webinar with Tamla Blunt!

Instructed By:
Tamla Blunt
Agricultural Biology, CSU Extension

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Become a waterwise plant pro by learning the in’s and out’s of native plants in our arid climate. From pollinator-friendly flowers to the best shade trees, Deryn Davidson will cover a wide range of planting possibilities.

Instructed By:
Deryn Davidson
Horticulture Extension Agent, CSU Extension

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In this seminar Michael Eytel will be discussing what the future of the Colorado’s water supply will look like, and ways you can help conserve. While it may look bleak, find comfort in the little things you can do that play a big part in saving water for future generations.

Instructed By:
Michael Eytel
Sr. Water Resources Specialist, Colorado River District

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Fruit yielding plants can be a good use of water over simple ornamentals, and are good for local wildlife. Fruits like apples, pears, raspberries, and currants are commonly grown in Colorado landscapes, but do you know how to care for them? Amy Lentz, CSU Extension, will be discussing general growing tips, including best practices for when and where to water to increase your crop yield and get the most out of your water! This webinar will be offered with Spanish translation.

Instructed By:
Amy Lentz
Horticulture Extension Agent, CSU Extension

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Learn 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!

¡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.

Instructed By/Oradora:
Jessica Thrasher
Education and Outreach Manager/Gerente de
Educación y Difusión, CSU Stormwater Center

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Come learn from turf expert Tony Koski how to reduce water use in your landscape while still keeping it an attractive and functional space. Topics will include; the basics of water-wise landscaping, low water use plants, alternative lawns and reducing water use in bluegrass. The focus will be on practical tips for both new and existing landscapes.

Instructed By:
Tony Koski
Professor and Extension Turf Specialist, CSU

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Did you know Colorado has a vast number of vibrant, lush, LOW-WATER plants that thrive in this area? Annie Barrow from Denver Botanic Gardens says Xeriscape should never be ZEROscape, but instead a “waterwise landscape” filled with beautiful low-water plants. She will discuss how to use what you have and plant to the environment around us. From plant selection and design, to dealing with tough soil, you’ll learn about it all!

Instructed By:
Annie Barrow
Manager of Horticulture Outreach Programs, Denver Botanic Gardens

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With in-ground irrigation systems and a dry landscape, gardening in Colorado can be a bit different than in other places. Mike McNulty will cover the basics and best practices to help you have the most successful waterwise garden possible. This webinar will be offered with Spanish translation.

Instructed By:
Mike McNulty
Master Gardener, Broomfield CSU Extension

Presented By:

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This Earth Day we will explore 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. Pollinators are essential for all life on Earth, so learn from Cassey Anderson all about how to support these creatures.

Instructed By:
Cassey Anderson
Master Gardener Coordinator, CSU Extension

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What Our Participants Say

I have become much more savvy in terms of landscape activities, planting, designing – with hope that all this knowledge will help me reduce our usage!

Seminar Participant, 2021

This presentation was outstanding for gardening with natives to support wildlife. I’ve not seen a better one yet!

Seminar Participant, 2021

I was so ecstatic to be able to participate and learn from some experts. I always feel like I have a black thumb but this series is encouraging and motivating.

Seminar Participant, 2021

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