Copper Mountain College & Joshua Basin Water District Break Ground for Demonstration Gardens

    September 9, 2009


    JOSHUA TREE, Ca – Joshua Basin Water District & Copper Mountain College will break ground for their demonstration gardens on Monday, September 14th at 9:00 a.m. at the Joshua Basin Water District (JBWD) Offices.

    Both demonstration gardens are being developed for conservation measures for landscaping in conjunction with the Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation (AWAC). Funding for the demonstration gardens is coming from grant funding provided by the Bureau of Reclamation, Joshua Basin Water District, Mojave Water Agency, and AWAC.

    After several templates were proposed by the landscape architect Ron Gregory, JBWD chose a wide range of gardens for the five demonstration model types that will sit next to the JBWD offices in Joshua Tree. Copper Mountain College will have a demonstration garden installed in place of its current Xeriscape Garden located on the campus that will be educationally oriented.

    The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the JBWD for both locations and work will begin on both gardens during the same week. Both demonstration gardens hope to serve the Morongo Basin residents by showing homeowners how to install irrigation systems and how to choose plants that aren’t invasive to the park or threaten the genetic integrity of our native flora.

    This event is open to the public and will be located at 61750 Chollita Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. If you have any questions contact Laura Hall at 760-366-3791 extension 5442. For general questions regarding Copper Mountain College visit us at  For general questions regarding Joshua Basin Water District visit