A Half-Day Dedicated to Saving Water

A Half-Day Dedicated to Saving Water

Got four hours to spare? Then register for WaterSaver Saturday, March 30, and learn all things landscaping — and earn all of your WaterSaver Rewards points for the year!

Looking to rejuvenate your landscape? And save lots of water and money? Then WaterSaver Saturday is for you!

WaterSaver Saturday is a free half day of mini-workshops on gardening, permaculture, low impact design, landscaping, flood mitigation, native plants, pollinator gardens, rainwater harvesting and more! The event happens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Eco Centro, 1819 N. Main Ave.

Oh, and did I mention you could earn all of your WaterSaver Rewards points for the whole year on this one day? Yes, you read that right — you'll have the opportunity to earn enough Rewards points for a $30, $50 and $70 coupon. But only if you register now for WaterSaver Saturday.

When you register, you can choose one of three one-hour workshop series:

Series 1: Sustainable Landscape Design, Composting
Series 2: Rain Water Harvesting, Gardening with Native Plants
Series 3: Permaculture, Home Efficiency – Slash Your Utility Bill

An ask-the-experts forum and gardening and sustainability showcase will follow the workshops. There will also be free plants, gardening tools and other goodies at each session, and breakfast and snacks will be served.

Participants can earn up to 7 points, worth $150 in WaterSaver Rewards coupons. Coupons include $30 toward the purchase of a rain barrel or garden tools, $50 for the purchase of organic mulch and $70 to purchase almost anything for your garden!

You don't have to be a WaterSaver Rewards member to attend WaterSaver Saturday, but you will not receive coupons if you are not a member. Sign up for the WaterSaver Rewards program here.

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Mark Peterson

Mark A. Peterson is a conservation project coordinator for San Antonio Water System. With over 30 years of experience as an urban forester and arborist, Mark is probably the only person you know who actually prunes trees for fun. When not expounding on the benefits of trees and limited lawns, you’re likely to find him hiking San Antonio’s wilderness parks or expounding on the virtues of geography and history to his friends.