The average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water per day, and about 30 percent of that is devoted to outdoor use. More than half of that outdoor water is used for watering lawns and gardens.
Nationwide, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for almost one-third of all residential water use, totaling more than 7 billion gallons per day.
Today we’re going to talk about how homeowners can improve water efficiency and reduce costs.
Our instructor, Paula Henson has worked in landscape design, water conservation and environmental education since 1998. She loves teaching and writing about water, soil, gardening, education and urban design.
She has contributed to Pacific Horticulture magazine, the Green Gardens Group, the Urban Water Group and The Designer magazine- just to name a few- and currently she is running the environmental education program at L.A. City Kids School. We are so honored to learn from her today.
By the end of this class you’ll know what rain water harvesting is and if it’s an option for you, have action steps for conserving water with more efficient irrigation, and some basic tips for water friendly landscape design.