Educating Our Community: AV Ranchos Hosts Drought Tolerant And Desert Adaptive Plant Sale

By Miguel Gonzalez


(Apple Valley)– Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company (AVRWC) and The Home Depot in Apple Valley hosted this past weekend a parking lot plant sale. In an effort to educate, the event concentrated in selling drought tolerant and desert adaptive plants, among the many plants that were showcased at this event. “It was a great opportunity for Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company to participate in this event because we were able to demonstrate which plants are listed in our plant list that we hand out to our Cash for Grass customers,” said Norma Armenta, Conservation Representative for AVRWC.

The event was widely attended and Apple Valley resident Lori Espinoza said was also very informative as she and her husband are looking to eliminate her yard in favor of more desert adaptive plants. “I love the look of these desert plants and I think my yard will look great while I save much needed cash,” Espinoza told High Desert Daily.

The Cash for Grass incentive program requires all approved applicants to install 25% of their total square feet of lawn removed in drought tolerant and or desert adaptive plants.

AVRWC and Alliance for Water and Conservation (AWAC) participated in this event and had their booth set up with conservation literature and indoor/outdoor conservation supplies.

As part of conservation awareness, Armenta added, Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company will be hosting its 2nd Annual Conservation Fair on April 27, 2013 at Lions Park in Apple Valley from 10am to 2pm. There will be many ideas and products to assist with conservation needs, the public is invited to this event.

2nd Annual Conservation Fair events:

Irrigation workshops

Conservation Garden Display

Children’s activities

Local vendors


Food vendors

And much more…

For more information on these programs and events, please visit

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