Coleen Meyer, a representative of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and a master gardener will present “Making Every Drop Count in the Garden,” a workshop sponsored by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities at the June 11 Master Gardener’s Demonstration Garden Fair.
Meyer’s workshop begins at 11:30 a.m., in the demonstration garden on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Oppenheimer Drive. She will demonstrate various ways to reduce water use in the home garden starting with plant selection, plant groupings, smart irrigation systems, and water harvesting.
Hosted by the Los Alamos Master Gardeners, Saturday’s Demonstration Garden Fair begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until noon. It is free of charge and features a variety of ideas, inspiration, and activities to improve your home garden: Three workshops, one clinic, demonstration garden tours, a plant sale, and plenty of children’s activities.
Workshops and clinic include: “Dead or Alive – Common Los Alamos Insect Pests” presented by Horticulturist and County Extension Agent Carlos Valdez at 9:15 a.m.; “Let ‘em Run, Let ‘em Ruin: Gophers – The Gardener’s Nemesis” presented by Kimberli Tanner at 10 a.m.; Valdez returns at 10:45 a.m. to run the clinic “Brown Thumbs Anonymous”; and Meyers finishes up at 11:30 a.m. with “Making Every Drop County in the Garden.”