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Drought Tolerant Plants

Class Description

When planning an eco-friendly garden, drought-tolerant plants are great to consider. These are low-water use plants that can alleviate the high demand of watering a landscape. While the first two years may require specific watering techniques in order to establish a deep root system, drought-tolerant plants help save water and money in the long run. They add a beautiful and creative aspect to a garden especially for areas that do not receive much rain such as Southern California. This class covers the many factors involved in plant selection, watering guidelines, climate aspects, examples of drought-tolerant trees, shrubs, groundcovers and flowers, and the overall benefits of including drought-tolerant plants in a landscape. 


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Brian Duvardo


Brian Duvardo works closely with clients in the private and public sector as a consultant on water conservation programs. He has extensive knowledge of water-efficient systems, sustainable landscaping, best management practices, water-use surveys and high-efficient irrigation systems. As a water use surveyor, he has performed over 500 residential, commercial and large landscape surveys. With his hands-on and technical experience, Duvardo conducts classes and facilitates presentations to large groups.

Class developed by Kelly Takai.

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