Irrigation and Water Conservation Workshop set for May 5

Irrigation and Water Conservation Workshop

  • Saturday, May 5, 10am-noon
  • 2nd floor conference room and Garden Grounds
  • Member $8, Nonmember $12
  • Register by Tuesday, April 18

Being a good steward of natural resources is a must these days. For the second annual Irrigation and Water Conservation Workshop you will learn the ins-and-outs of irrigating your lawn and plants so you can conserve water, time and money through smart irrigation practices.

Special thanks to the City of Oklahoma City Water Conservation Program for making this workshop possible.


Dr. Lou Anella, professor and Director of The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University, will present an overview of landscape irrigation; what it is, why it’s helpful and some best practices. He’ll then discuss a revolutionary irrigation system installed at the OSU Botanic Garden, with tips for bringing the same ideas into your home garden. Finally, you’ll get hands on experience setting up a drip system together.


Robert Reaves, Water Conservation Coordinator with the City of Oklahoma City Utilities, will provide a hands-on, practical experience as he shows each of the components in an irrigation system, explaining how they work and how to make basic repairs to any system. He’ll also cover a few DIY options for saving money.