Why Water Management is Important For Your Garden

Join us during this Sustainability Index Series webinar to learn more about how your garden can enhance its water quality and consumption goals. You'll learn how gardens are managing water on site to reduce their reliance on municipally supplied water through reuse and reduction. Chad Washburn from Naples Botanical Garden will discuss how the garden has reduced stormwater runoff including improvements in water management through designed wetlands and educational outreach. Maeve Bassett from San Antonio Botanical Garden will talk about how the garden's choice in plants (especially native plants) and management practices has reduced their water consumption. Jonathan Wagar from Duke Farms will discuss how his institution has reduced water use and improved water quality throughout the grounds which include several ponds, wetlands, bioswales, and a river. This webinar is part of the Sustainability Index Webinar series, which explores 12 sustainability topics over the course of a year.  The webinar portion is 1 hour and 15 minutes, with an option to join a 30 minute "Sustainability Insights" session to engage in small group conversation and receive advice on your water management goals from the presenting speakers and IrisBG. The Sustainability Insight sessions are an excellent way to gain a glimpse of the operations behind-the-scenes at the presenting gardens -- what worked and what didn't, and how it can apply to your garden. Come with a few questions to receive advice about your garden! There is no additional charge for the Sustainability Insights sessions, but it is limited to 25 participants; first come, first serve! This webinar series has been generously sponsored by IrisBG.
When
10/18/2021 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM