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Drought to Deluge: Water-Wise Ways with Kirk Walden
May 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join us on May 25th to learn more about Water-Wise Ways.
Central Texas weather swings wildly and general rules about when to start irrigating or how to water sometimes don’t apply to Austin. Recurrent droughts and municipal water restrictions add to the challenge of designing water-wise landscapes that recognize water as a precious commodity. This program covers water-wise garden design principles and plant selection, as well as watering equipment and techniques that can keep a garden thriving despite hot, arid conditions. Participants will come away with specific knowledge and reference material on how, when, and how much to water.
Due to technological constraints, the webinar has a limit of 100 attendees, but an unlimited number of people can register and see a recording of the program. Only registrants can access the live session or the program recording.
Closed captioning will be provided. There will be a short break at approximately 11 am. The webinar will end at noon.
You can submit questions ahead of time or during the webinar and get answers live as time allows. Afterward, questions that don’t make it to the webinar will receive emailed answers.
About Kirk Walden
Kirk is a hands-on experiential gardener. While he appreciates the cerebral aspects of gardening, he revels in the visceral experience of digging in the dirt. When he moved to Austin in 1998, the home had virtually no landscaping, mostly just limestone and cedars. His determination to beautify it led to an avocation as a serious gardener that culminated in Travis County Master Gardener Certification in 2014.
Submit questions for Kirk
Buy From Drought to Deluge: The Resilient Central Texas Garden directly from Travis County Master Gardeners
How to Water Efficiently in Central Texas – tables listing water output and methods
Water Education in Texas – information hub from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Texas Evapotranspiration Network – use for weather information, current and average evapotranspiration data, and irrigation watering recommendations
The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting – from the Texas Water Development Board
Making a Rain barrel – from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension