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Drip Irrigation Class: Learn to Save on Water, Save on Work

EVERETT, Wash. — Vegetable and flower gardeners will have the opportunity to learn how to save on water (and money) as well as on work at an upcoming Washington State University Snohomish County Extension workshop on drip irrigation for gardeners.

The workshop will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 1 – 3:30 pm, at the WSU Snohomish County Extension offices, 600 128th Street S.E., in Everett.

Master Gardener Jeff Thompson will explain how to develop your yard for easy maintenance and low water usage.

A good watering system targets the exact area where you want the water, for example the roots, and allows you to deliver it at the time you want using a timer. Drip irrigation also helps prevent plant disease by minimizing water contact with leaves, stems and fruit.

Thompson will cover what parts you need to buy and how to put the system together, with hands-on demonstrations. He’ll also discuss how to customize and expand your system, and the benefits of using drip irrigation for such applications as containers, raised beds, vegetable rows and apartment balconies.

Pre-registration is required, and the cost is $20 per person, or $25 for two people sharing materials. To register, download the form at http://www.snohomish.wsu.edu/garden/workshops/registrationform.pdf and mail it in with your check, or contact Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or by email at klchristen@cahnrs.wsu.edu.

Media Contacts

Sharon Collman, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 425-357-6025 collmans@wsu.edu