permeable pavement

PERMEABLE PAVEMENTS AND GREEN ROOFS CLASS FOR YOUR HOME

Free class to be held this Saturday, June 2 at Water Conservation Garden

By Sierra Robinson

May 30, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) -- Imagine plucking a ripe tomato off your roof, or filtering rainwater through your driveway. Green roofs and permeable pavement can make all of that a reality.

This weekend, the Water Conservation Garden  at Cuyamaca College is offering a free class from 9-11am about how and why you can install a green roof or permeable pavement at your home or business.

WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN 19TH ANNUAL SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL APRIL 28

 

April 21, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Join the Water Conservation Garden, the Heritage of the Americas Museum and the Ornamental Horticulture Department at Cuyamaca College on Saturday, April 28  from 9a.m. to 4p.m. as they present the 19 th Annual Spring Garden Festival.

This year’s theme is “Urban Farming” and will include experts on raising urban chickens, beekeeping and vegetable gardening. Garden professionals will be on hand to answer the most puzzling gardening and landscape design questions, the college will offer horticulture demonstrations along with its biggest plant sale of the year and the museum will offer free tours throughout the day.  Plus, live music and dance, an international food court and animal encounters for the kids make this a fun, family-friendly event.

WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN 19TH ANNUAL SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL APRIL 28

 

April 21, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Join the Water Conservation Garden, the Heritage of the Americas Museum and the Ornamental Horticulture Department at Cuyamaca College on Saturday, April 28  from 9a.m. to 4p.m. as they present the 19 th Annual Spring Garden Festival.

GARDENING ON A ROOFTOP OCTOBER 22

October 17, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The Garden will offer a new class, Gardening on a Rooftop on Saturday, October 22, 9:30-11:30am, and will feature a permeable pavement seminar during its Fall Garden and Home Festival on November 5.  Check the event’s website, www.gardenandhomefest.org for an updated seminar schedule as the festival nears.
 

WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN AND COUNTY WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM UNVEIL NEW EXHIBIT

 

October 2, 2011 (Rancho San Diego)—The Water Conservation Garden, in partnership with the San Diego County Watershed Protection Program, has opened a new exhibit that highlights storm water pollution prevention.  The  public is invited to view the new exhibit any time during its normal operating hours—9am-4pm, 7 days a week.  The new exhibit features a permeable pavement installation, complete with re-circulating fountain, situated alongside a straw bale house with a green, living roof.  Funding for the exhibit comes from a generous grant from the County of San Diego’s Watershed Protection Program.