Students from Daniel E. Lewis Middle School in Paso Robles experimented with ways to reduce household water use at a public workshop Thursday evening at the Lawn To Food Demonstration Garden at Centennial Park.
In a public workshop titled “Household Water Conservation,” volunteers helped the students learn ways to reduce water use at home, such as harvesting rain runoff from rooftops.
Participants also took home low-flow shower heads.
In November 2009, the Paso Robles City Council allowed a local group of volunteers to convert part of the grassy lawn at Centennial Park at 600 Nickerson Drive into a demonstration garden.
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The garden was created to teach the public how to convert lawn areas into food-producing spaces that save water. Today, the garden has grown into an established space that produces fruits, vegetables and native plants in a partnership among the city of Paso Robles, the Transition Paso Robles Food Group and the San Luis Obispo County Food Bank.
For more information on the demonstration garden and for upcoming workshops there, visit www.pasoroblesdemogarden.org.