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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Altadena Library Water Conservation Demonstration Garden

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The Altadena Library District celebrates the Grand Opening of its new Water Conservation Demonstration Garden on Saturday, July 9 at 10:00 a.m. 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
• Hahamonga Nursery
• Dominus Planetarium Nursery – Matt & Rebecca Tufenkian

Special Thanks to:
• Altadena Library District Board of Trustees – Meredith McKenzie, President
• Altadena Library District – Mindy Kittay, District Library Director

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