Discover Climate-Appropriate Plants to Suit Your Landscape at a Free Workshop on March 24

Olivenhain Municipal Water District and San Dieguito Water District are offering a free workshop to assist residents in selecting climate-appropriate plants for their landscapes. The workshop will be held Tuesday, March 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas.

The workshop is called “Plants: Inspiring Choices for our Region”, and will explain how a water-efficient landscape can be an upgrade, not a compromise. Attendees will learn what makes certain plants drought-tolerant and how to select plants that fit various design themes. The presentation will also introduce several attractive and water-efficient plant palettes. 

WaterSmart instructor and landscape architect Michelle Landis will lead the workshop. Ms. Landis’ diverse professional experience has established her as an expert in landscape design, park design, and environmental planning, among other areas.

“With so many choices on the market, finding water-efficient plants that suit one’s desired aesthetic and function can feel overwhelming,” said OMWD board vice president Bob Topolovac. “This workshop will simplify the selection process and inspire homeowners to make water-saving landscape transformations.”

Attendance is free and open to the public, although reservations are required. For more information or to register, visit 

This workshop is offered through a partnership between OMWD, San Dieguito Water District, and San Diego County Water Authority.

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Water-efficient garden in Encinitas, CA