Moab Community Gardens manager Becky Mann (right) shows off some of the garden’s greens with Megan Starbuck in 2019. [Courtesy photo]

On Saturday, July 10, join Moab Community Gardens for an Irrigation Basics Workshop with Wildland Scapes’ Blair Topahe. The event will be held at Wildland Scapes (1471 South Mill Creek Drive) at 3 p.m.

“Blair has been working in irrigation for several years and knows how to get everything hooked up,” said Becky Mann, MoCom’s manager. “We want the event to be somewhat informal and conversational.”

The workshop will focus on the basics of setting up a drip irrigation system and will apply to landscaping and home gardening. Zoning will be covered as well to help participants better understand laying out irrigation conceptually. Topahe will provide handouts along with her presentation.

The presentation will last from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Afterwards, workshop participants will be able to socialize and enjoy cold treats provided by the community garden. Attendees will be able to ask Topahe questions about their personal setups and practice hooking up irrigation equipment using MoCom’s unused irrigation materials to experiment with various hardware options.

The workshop will take place underneath a shade tarp with misters so guests can keep cool. The event is expected to wrap up around 5 p.m.

This is MoCom’s fourth workshop in their workshop series this year. The next will be a fall sowing and season extension worship led by Jon Olchewski, a Moab gardener, on August 14 at 9 a.m.

On September 11, MoCom will partner with the Youth Garden Project for a seed saving workshop given by Pam Hackley, a Castle Valley farmer.

The last workshop in the series will be held on October 9 by Gabe Woytek, a local farmer and former garden manager at YGP. His soil building workshop will teach attendees how to build a healthy foundation for their gardens.

MoCom has two community gardens with available plots for planting. The organization promotes and builds sustainable, organic community gardens for the benefit of Moab and Spanish Valley residents.

Event Information:

What: Irrigation Basics Workshop

When: Saturday, July 10 at 3 p.m.

Where: Wildland Scapes (1471 South Mill Creek Drive)

For more information, check the Moab Community Gardens Facebook page.