UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Irrigation workshop

Drip Irrigation Basics Workshop 
Saturday, November 7, 2015
9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center
2450 Meadowview Road, Sacramento 95832

Presented by University of California Cooperative Extension, the City of Sacramento, Regional Water Authority, and the California Center for Urban Horticulture, this workshop will focus on drip irrigation systems for home landscapers and gardeners. You will learn from irrigation specialists how to design a system that will effectively deliver water to the plants in your garden or landscape with the least amount of waste. Also, UC Master Gardeners will be available to answer plant questions.

What you will learn:
• How drip irrigation works and benefits of using it
       Advantages of drip vs. sprinklers
       How much of the soil needs to be watered?
       Potential problems and limitations
Types of drip irrigation
       In-line emitter tubing
       Plug-in emitters for specific situations
       Use of spaghetti tubing vs. larger tubing
Retrofitting lawn sprinklers to drip irrigation using existing plumbing
       Converting lawn sprinklers to drip for landscape plantings
       Understanding conversion kits
Plumbing needed
       Valve, pressure regulator, and filter
• See actual drip systems and parts

Space is limited. There is no charge for this workshop, but registration is required and will close November 3. Names of registrants will be included in a drawing for several free drip conversion kits to be given away at the workshop. Click here for more information and to register.


Inline drip emitter
Inline drip emitter
Punch-in drip emitter
Punch-in drip emitter

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