We’re getting harder hit by drought. Standard solutions – spreading mulch, growing drought-tolerant plants, using irrigation and greywater help. But there is a remarkably straightforward solution we tend to overlook – getting more water into and stored in our soil.
Vegetation provides shade and wind protection, reducing water loss from evaporation. Living ground covers, leaf litter, and mulch reduce runoff. But understanding the other indispensable role plants play in increasing water infiltration and storage in their soil, participants can develop cost-effective, practical solutions to drought-proof their gardens.
Participants will explore ways to apply the eco-logical principles for their growing conditions and what they grow.