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Talk on ‘Waterwise Gardening’ Set for Monday

Alameda Backyard Growers will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, for a presentation on water-wise irrigation with Chad Martens of Irrigation Equipment. The venue is Rhythmix Cultural Works at 2513 Blanding Avenue.

Despite the recent rains, the State of California is still in a drought. Gardeners need to figure out how to continue to grow food, while using a minimum amount of water of water.

Martens will discuss how to deal with water restrictions and how to make the most of the water you have. The water expert has been involved in designing, constructing and repairing irrigation systems throughout his career.

The gardening group is gearing up for its participation in Amelia Earhart Green Festival, which will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. on April 16 at the Bay Farm school and the Alameda Earth Day Festival, scheduled for Saturday, April 26, at Washington Park.

Janet Levaux