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Workshop offers advice on creating a ‘New Front Yard’
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A UC Cooperative Extension workshop will help residents plan conservation-friendly yard changes. Photo Contributed

For several years, state and local governments have encouraged residents to make their home landscapes more water conservation friendly. Those who have been wanting to make changes but weren’t sure where to start can now get ideas, information and tips from the experts.

The Stanislaus County branch of the UC Cooperative Extension is hosting ‘The New Front Yard’ workshop. Masters gardeners will share how to transition from sprinkler to drip irrigation, how to attract insect pollinators and birds to your yard, how to replace all or part of your grass lawn, among other topics.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 7 at the Ag Center, Harvest Hall, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto. The cost is $10 and includes seeds, plants, and presentation materials and helps support our program.

To register for the workshop, visit: or call (209) 525-6800.