Lush and Lean Workshops kick off on October 13, 2022.
Lush and lean Workshops are brought to you by the Las Cruces Utilities Water Conservation Program.
Workshops will be at the Branigan Library, Roadrunner Room, 200 E. Picacho in Las Cruces, on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Presentations begin promptly at 5:45 p.m.
Here is the schedule:
|OCTOBER 13||LANDSCAPES THAT LIKE IT HERE|
Enjoy outdoor living in the desert compared to hotter or colder places. Imagine this by optimizing water use, function, and habitat where you live.
|DAVID CRISTIANI, Environmental Designer, QUERCUS|
|OCTOBER 20 ||RAINWATER HARVESTING|
Learn how to harvest rainwater and gray water; optimizing this alternative water source for your landscape water requirements. Learn about options for free ground cover: composted mulch and crushed glass, and other sustainable options to conserve soil moisture, prevent erosion and control weeds.
|JEFFREY ANDERSON, M.S., Agronomy and Horticulture Agent, NMSU|
|NOVEMBER 3 ||FRUIT TREES FOR THE LAS CRUCES ENVIRONMENT|
Ready to plan fruit trees but don't know how to get started? Or maybe you have a struggling fruit tree and don't know what it needs? We';; review recommended fruit tree varieties (and some to avoid), picking an ideal spot to plant it, best planting practices, and winter care tips to optimize tree health and fruit production for years to come.
|MARISA THOMPSON, PH.D, Extension Urban Horticulture Specialist, NMSU|
|NOVEMBER 10||WEEDS AND INVASIVE SPECIES|
Learn the importance of weed identification and discuss control methods within the home landscape. Attendees are encourages to bring in samples to identify, if time allows.
|LESLIE BECK, PH.D, Extension Weed Specialist and Assistant Professor, NMSU|
For more information call (575) 528-3566.