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Water Conservation

Clare Entwistle
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

On this week’s show, Denise and Jan offer tips on conserving water with Water Conservation/Tech H₂O Manager Jennifer Barr. As we start again to water our gardens at this time, we want to show you ways on how to conserve water through resetting your sprinkler system timers, checking and running your valves and water runoffs, as well as workshops and sites such as the Sun Country Tree and Landscape Conference, EPA WaterSense and Desert Blooms El Paso. Denise will also provide more updates and information on the El Paso County Master Gardeners programs that will be available for anyone to attend.

The El Paso County Master Program was one of the first within the state of Texas in 1981. The size of programs within Texas varies throughout counties, from one Master gardener to over 600. Throughout their many projects, answering homeowner’s questions by phone about their gardening needs is at the heart of most Texas programs.

Additional information/Links

  • Visit the  El Paso County Master Gardeners website for questions, tips, and upcoming calendar events:

Originally aired on March 9, 2024

Denise S. Rodriguez, County Administrator and Horticulture Extension Agent, is an El Paso native who earned her BS and MS in Horticulture at New Mexico State University. Denise previously worked at the AgriLife Research Center at El Paso where she was part of a research team focusing on determining the drought and salt tolerance of low water use plants in urban horticulture. She has tailored her home gardens to be kid friendly in hopes of inspiring her own children to engage in gardening.
Jan Petrzelka is a voluntter host on Good To grow on Saturdays at 11:15 AM. She is a Master Gardner with the Texas A&M Extension service and conducts workshops on gardening.
Edward Reyes is an intern who helps with editing and mixing audio for KTEP’s show “Good to Grow.”