Water Districts Partner to Offer Free Workshop in Encinitas: WaterSmart Landscape Design for Homeowners

In order to promote outdoor water use efficiency, Olivenhain Municipal Water District is hosting a free landscape workshop on Tuesday, August 28 to assist residents in transforming their yards into beautiful and sustainable landscapes. The workshop will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas.

Taught by WaterSmart instructor Sharon Zipperman, this workshop will provide step-by-step instruction on how attendees can reduce their water bill while improving the health and appearance of their gardens. Zipperman is active in the sustainable landscaping community and has served on the San Diego Botanic Garden board of trustees. The course will cover topics including turf removal, soil analysis and amendments, selecting the right plants for your climate, creating a professional-looking landscape, and irrigating your new outdoor area efficiently.

Attendance is free and open to the public, although reservations are required. For more information or to register for this WaterSmart workshop, visit or call 760-632-4641. 

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