Water conservation and wise use should be at the core of all landscape designs, but often it looks like there’s no regard for these principles what so ever. Folks in the desert generally lead the way in wise water use, for a good reason- they generally don;t have much to work with! For ideas on how to use native plants (which use less water) and be water wise- get a reprieve from winter and take a trip to the desert and attend the water conservation/Xeriscape expo and conference in Albuquerque. Info & link below
16th Annual Water Conservation/Xeriscape Conference & Expo
This year’s theme, “Re: Connect – People, Nature, Environment,” offers speakers from diverse national organizations. Keynote presenter will be Patricia Mulroy, General Manager, Las Vegas Valley Water District, Southern Nevada Water Authority. Sponsored by the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico, this event will be held in Albuquerque February 24 and 25, with an expo on February 26 and 27. Two-day conference registration is $200. After February 19, it is $225. The Expo, including exhibits and seminars, is free. Parking is $4. For details and registration, go to www.xeriscapenm.com.