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July 19, Ditch Your Lawn

So you've heard all those we're-in-a-cataclysmic-drought bits of news lately and you get that having a lawn nowadays is kind of a jerk move. But what next? The California Native Plant Society has you covered with step-by-step instructions on planning, lawn removal, plant installation and landscape maintenance. The seminar will encourage the use plants that are as local as possible and require up to 75 percent less water than your average patch of grass. 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, July 19, free. 4700 College Oak Drive; https://support.cnps.org/