Water-Wise and Drought-Friendly Resources for Your Garden

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We’re in the midst of a severe drought and our governor is calling on Californians to decrease water usage by fifteen percent. Some counties like Santa Clara County have issued local emergencies due to extreme drought conditions. Interested in ways to conserve water in the garden? San José Public Library offers ample resources on water-wise practices and drought-friendly planting for the garden.


Video: Water Conservation in Your Vegetable Garden

Valley Water held a virtual presentation for the San José Public Library community which offers a wealth of gardening water-conservation tips. They also mention that residents can apply for a landscape rebate by practicing low-water use and improving irrigation systems.


Additional items available through San José Public Library

  • Press Reader: Magazines and newspaper articles.
  • Book List: Drought tolerant plants and water-wise gardening.

Website Resources

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Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/27/2021 - 10:22 AM


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Don't forget about the DIY toolkits. They help you save water and energy. https://www.sjpl.org/blog/silicon-valley-energy-watch-diy-home-energy-savings-toolkit

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Yes! I had thought about adding that too, although there is nothing specifically for outdoor gardens, there are a few faucet aerators and showerheads. It's definitely a great water/energy saving resource as well. Thank you for your comment!

Submitted by Jo-Ann Wang on Tue, 08/03/2021 - 1:27 PM


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I love your collection of titles. So helpful. I had tried to compile a list before. It's hard to find many titles. :)

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