The coast gets the vast majority of its gardening water during the winter. But that’s not when we grow our gardens or vegetables. Here’s a way to turn the tables on the seasons with a course taught by Lincoln County Master Gardeners!
The Oregon Coast receives an average of 70 inches of rainfall per year with the majority of the precipitation occurring during the winter months. The coastal ecosystem has adapted to these wet winters and dry summers by absorbing and storing the water in the wet season and providing it in the dry season. This relationship has been altered by the addition of impervious surfaces; resulting in excess surface runoff, frequent flooding, and system overflows. Fortunately, there are ways to address these stormwater challengers while also providing solutions for the dry season.
Audrey Sweet, watershed technical specialist at the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District, will discuss practical approaches to addressing stormwater challenges and will suggest solutions for the dry season as part of the Lincoln County Master Gardener Roundtable Series.
Location: Oregon Coast Community College, South Beach Campus, Room 151, 400 SE College Way, Newport, Oregon, 97366
Date: Mar 22, 2018
Call the LCMGA office at 541-574-6534, ext. 57410 or go to orcoastmga.org/roundtable to reserve a seat. Attendance is free but donations to offset facility fees are welcome.
The 2018 Roundtable Series takes place each 2nd and 4th Thursday from Jan 25 to May 10 and resumes again in the Fall from August 8 to October 25. Go to the LCMGA website at orcoastmga.org/roundtable for a full list of topics and locations.