In 2017 the Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District (EKCRCD) in partnership with the California Department of Conservation and the Desert Rose Garden Club hosted two drought tolerant – plant sales and presentations, one in Ridgecrest and one in California City. Combined sales at both events were 457 plants, including 20 trees. The sales of these plants further EKCRCD’s mission of conserving the Mojave’s precious water resource.

The EKCRCD wishes to thank Ann Richardson, former horticulturalist at the Huntington Botanical Garden, for presenting two slide shows about the drought tolerant plants that would later be sold by EKCRCD and the Desert Rose Garden Club. These presentations gave consumers the chance to see pictures of the plants before they purchased them and to ask questions of an expert.

The EKCRCD also wishes to thank the Desert Rose Garden Club for assisting with the sale in California City and also the Oasis Garden Club for use of their facilities at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. Most of all thanks to the public for their interest and support of xeriscape and water conservation.

Fall is the time to plant, and next year EKCRCD will host another workshop and sale in the autumn. Click on the Workshops tab for information on other workshops they have scheduled in partnership with the California Department of Conservation.