Saturday, March 15, 2014

Green Garden Showcase & Water Wise Expo, March 16

This week, The Green Tent is part of the Water Wise Expo. Our guest is our very own Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase!

The 6th Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase is Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This Earth Day celebration, presented by the Mar Vista Community Council, celebrates sustainability in our community and provides useful information and inspiration for transforming your garden. 

This year's Showcase features over 40 gardens with a wide range of sustainability features including drought tolerant plantings, water capture, wildlife and pollinator habitats, edible gardens, and avoidance of harmful chemicals. 

Want to talk to someone who's taken advantage of the lawn removal rebate? We'll tell you which gardens to visit.

Wondering what a xeriscape is? We'll point you toward a beautiful example.

Thinking that drought tolerant is synonymous with barren? We'll have photos of some very lush gardens, including some that are primarily cacti and succulents.

Curious about water capture? We'll explain bioswales, rain gardens and other methods, and tell you where you can see them. There's even a garden with greywater capture!

Thinking about changing your irrigation? We'll identify gardens with structured water and weather-based irrigation controllers.

Wondering how you can go drought tolerant without spending a bunch of money? Find out where to see examples of do-it-yourself garden designs. Learn how homeowners have not only reduced their water bills, but also the time and expense of garden maintenance. 

Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions and help you plan your tour. 

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