Water Conservation & Xeriscaping Expo

February 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Events

Living in a desert, we all know we need to conserve water. And in this economy, we have an added incentive to save our hard-earned cash by reducing our water bill.

The 2011 Water Conservation & Xeriscaping Expo this weekend February 26 and 27 will help you do just that. And it’s all free. We mean all!

Let’s start with the admission: FREE. And the multitude of seminars? FREE.  OK, there is a $4 parking fee, but let’s not quibble.

The Expo organized by the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico features a huge list of exhibitors:

  • Cool stuff like garden art, vintage gardening equipment, hardscape elements, and xeriscape technology
  • Nurseries with native plants and trees
  • New Mexico food booths include Bee Chama Honey, Black Bird Pies, Chef Johnny Vee, Jane Goodall Institute, Urban Chickens, Jenna’s Jams, La Montanita Coop, and a host of local farms and growers.
  • For the kids, Hawks Aloft will be on hand, along with Talking Talons, Wildlife Rescue Inc. of New Mexico, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Trailer Exhibit.

Free admission also gets you access to over 20 free seminars, including:

  • Backyard Gardening – Garden Design
  • Creating an Edible Permaculture Landscape
  • Eco-Friendly Xeriscaping
  • Growing Tomatoes in Albuquerque
  • Importance of Bees
  • Rainwater Harvesting Demos
  • And more!

The 2011 Water Conservation & Xeriscaping Expo:

  • When: Saturday February 26, from 9:30 am – 6 pm
    Sunday February  27 from 10 am  – 5 pm
  • Where: Expo New Mexico
  • Admission: Free, although allow $4 for parking



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