Free CA-Friendly Lawn & Garden Workshop

May 26, 2015

600px-Sphaeralcea_ambigua_16Hemming and hawing about tearing out the lawn and opting for a drought-tolerant, California-friendly landscape?

Pasadena Water and Power hosts a free workshop on May 30th at Eaton Canyon Nature Center with experts offering details on how to remove turf, then moving on to basic landscape design, irrigation fundamentals, plant species, and maintenance.

This half-day workshop will give participants in-depth information for converting high water-use conventional lawns into beautiful drought tolerant landscapes. It will provide a variety of landscape options in a number of different styles, including for parkways. (PWP)

The workshop will be led by Tim Wheeler, owner of Wheeler Company.

Wheeler has more than 25 years in the green industry. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Mt. San Antonio College teaching a variety of horticulture classes including Park Management, Park Facilities Maintenance, Arboriculture, Integrated Pest Management, Turf Grass Production, Sports Turf Management and Food Production, Land Use and Politics.


Free Drought-Tolerant Landscape Workshop
Saturday, May 30th, 9 a.m.-noon
Eaton Cyn. Nature Ctr., 1750 N. Altadena Dr., Altadena
Free workshop; RSVP required as seating is limited
For more info, visit

Next workshop: Saturday, June 27th, 9 a.m.-noon. Location: The Shed at La Loma Development Company, 1355 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena 91103.


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Photo, top right: Pathway at Arlington Garden, Feb. 2015; photo sourced at

Photo, bottom, Sphaeralcea ambigua by Stan Shebs [GFDL (, CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons



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