Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster

Brad Lancaster: Keep Sedona Beautiful’s 33rd Annual Native Plant Workshop, March 24, 2012 – Sedona AZ

March 24, 2012
8:30 amto3:00 pm

Brad Lancaster and Jan Busco will be the two keynote speakers for Keep Sedona Beautiful’s 33rd Annual Native Plant Workshop

Native Hedge Hog cactus in full bloom. Photo courtesy of Gerry Snyder.

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Time: Doors open at 7:45 am. Event runs from 8:30 am to 3 pm

Location: West Sedona School
Address: 570 Posse Ground Road

Cost: In advance: $20 KSB members, $30 Non-members. An extra $10 per ticket will be charged at the door.

Topic of Brad’s talk:
Planting the Rain: Principles, Practices, and Tips for Water-Harvesting Earthworks and Raingardens
Plant the rain before you plant your trees to boost production, reduce flooding, conserve water, and create sustainable oases around your homes and community infrastructure. Raingardens and other small-scale earthworks quickly infiltrate rainfall into the soil where less is lost to evaporation, while reducing erosion. Living ‘pumps’ of vegetation then enable us the access that water. Come learn simple principles and tips to leverage greater success as you implement these simple and effective passive systems. This presentation builds on Brad’s basic water-harvesting talk, while offering more specifics and case studies. Working examples and case studies will be highlighted.

Brad will sell & sign his books after his talk and during lunch. Desert Harvesters’ Eat Mesquite! cookbook will be available for purchase as well.

Jan Busco, Horticulturist at Grand Canyon National Park, will speak on: Getting the Best from Your Native Plants

The format will be similar to last year’s, with a full day program, two keynote speakers, and attendance of two workshops from a selection of eight options: composting, container gardening, managing invasive plants, insects for home & garden, native plant essential oils, highland cacti, fire ecology and hydroponics.

Breakfast beverages and savories and a bag lunch are included with registration.

There will also be opportunities to bid on items at a Silent Auction fundraiser.

For more information and to register, go to keepsedonabeautiful.org or call 928-282-4938.

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