Grand Opening of the Water Conservation Demonstration Garden
Altadena Library Water Conservation Demonstration Garden
The Altadena Library District celebrates the Grand Opening of its new Water Conservation Demonstration Garden on Saturday, July 9 at 10 am at the Altadena Library. Supervisor Mike Antonovich will be in attendance as well as the Altadena Library District Staff and Board and community members.
The garden includes such features as a Swale [a trench that follows the contour of the landscape to capture water and alleviate runoff], a Hugelkultur [a passive water collection technique with stacked logs covered in soil], and an Infiltration Pond [to collect water and allow for water percolation].
Visitors can learn about these techniques, along with many others, including drought tolerant plant selection, that can be used in home landscaping projects.
Major Funding for this project has been provided by a Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation District Proposition A Grant, District 5, Michael D. Antonovich, Supervisor
Additional Funding and Support has been provided by:
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California through its member agency, The Foothill Municipal Water District – Nina Jazmaderian and Daniel Drugan
Altadena Rotary Club – Craig Cox and the Winter Project Crew
Garden construction provided by:
January Nordman, Garden Design Consultant
The Los Angeles Conservation Corps – Sam Kirk, Anthony Lopez, Nick Riehl, Nick Collins and their crew
Altadena Girl Scout Troop # ___ – Julie Navarro, Troop Leader
Dominus Planetarium Nursery – Matt & Rebecca Tufenkian
Special Thanks to: Altadena Library District Board of Trustees – Meredith McKenzie, President