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Barton County Conservation District offers watering workshop
Drip system saves water, time and plants
Drip tape system

Tired of dragging hoses and sprinklers around your garden every summer? Do you struggle to remember to turn on – or off – the hose when it’s time to water? There’s a simple, economical alternative – drip irrigation. And as a bonus you’ll conserve water, too. The Barton County Conservation District will provide a low-pressure drip irrigation workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center pollinator garden located at 592 NE K-156 between Great Bend and Claflin. 

Because it will be a hands-on class, numbers will be limited. Participants will have a chance to help put together the system that will keep the centerpiece to the butterfly garden watered and looking its best. The order in which each component is added to build a system that can be programmed to turn on and off with a simple timer will be revealed in this hands-on class.  

“Systems like these can be created in a few hours,” said Veronica Coons, Barton County District Manager. “It’s well worth the effort because water is released right at the soil level, reducing loss by evaporation, and also reducing weed pressure and the transmission of disease. You end up with an all around better garden with a lot less effort.”  

Sign up by emailing the conservation district, or calling 620-792-3346, ext. 303 and leaving a message.