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March and April Landscape Lectures in Greeley


Greeley’s Water Conservation program promotes sustainable landscape practices in the local community. Part of this effort is the Landscape Lecture Series.

The next event is Horticulture for Western Gardens, on March 18.  Annie Barrow, manager of horticulture outreach programs at Denver Botanic Gardens, will present. She promotes water-wise landscaping for western regions, with an emphasis on plant selection, planting design, and best practices. Climate and xeriscape misconceptions, barriers to low water plantings, ornamental plants for Colorado are also covered in the class. 

On April 15, the topic is drip irrigation. The best way to water plants is low and slow; drip irrigation is a very effective way to water perennials, shrubs, vegetables, and other plants. Participants will learn how to convert a zone on your sprinkler system to drip if removing turf to a planting bed. Kevin Hartley, water conservation specialist at the City of Greeley, leads this workshop.

More Landscape Lectures are scheduled for May, June, September, and October. Greeley’s Landscape Lecture Series is on Wednesday evenings and begins at 6:30 p.m. All Landscape Lecture Series events take place in City Council Chambers in City Center South, 1001 11th Ave.  The classes are free, but RSVPs are required. Please visit or call 970-350-9210 to sign-up and get more information.

Release Date:
Mar 6, 2020

For more information, media representatives should contact:

Ruth Quade, Water Conservation Manager

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