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Keyhole Gardens, Wicking Beds, Hugelkultur, and Beyond! Gardening Practices and Technologies for Conserving Water
 
Time:   6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Date: 5/1/2012  
Location: Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main Street, Round Rock, Texas  78664 (Map)
Cost: $0
 

The Round Rock Public Library presents Keyhole Gardens, Wicking Beds, Hugelkultur, and Beyond! Gardening Practices and Technologies for Conserving Water at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. This workshop will be facilitated by Eric Towler.

You may be surprised to learn that there are many ways to garden successfully even in dry climates. This workshop will introduce several innovative gardening methods developed by people from across the globe to conserve the precious resource we all love; water.

We'll explore technologies that come from Africa, Australia, and Germany. And they all work great in Texas with our sporadic and scarce rain. These technologies can dispel the need to worry about what day of the week your watering day falls. With these methods, gardens only need to be watered every two to three weeks.

Don't have a yard? No worries. We'll also learn how to build a window seal wicking bed. Come experience these amazing gardening innovations. 

About the presenter
Eric Towler has been an employee at the Round Rock Public Library for over five years. He will be receiving his Permaculture Design Certification from One World Perculture in Austin this summer. He is currently in the process of turning his front yard into a food forest. He has already installed a key-hole garden and an herb-spiral, both of which also utilize the wicking bed method.

 
For more information, please contact Kate Jarboe.
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