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August 16, 2011

Chandler Water Conservation Office debuts e-newsletter

Local horticulture and irrigation experts have joined with Chandler’s Water Conservation Office to launch an informative e-newsletter to promote water conservation, while helping residents create beautiful gardens and landscapes.

Published monthly free of charge, the Chandler WaterSaver e-Newsletter is dedicated to all things landscape-related and will discuss topics ranging from what to plant to when to fertilize to how to encourage native wildlife.

A section entitled ‘Ask a Garden Goddess’ answers gardening questions and addresses gardening basics and a ‘Plant of the Month’ feature provides information on easy-to-grow perennials that will survive the Valley’s summer heat and alkaline soils. 

‘Water Wise Tips’ provides sage advice on creating a lush landscape that also saves water, and ‘Upcoming Events’ contains the latest information on free landscaping and irrigation classes and what's happening in the local gardening community. 

A link at the bottom of the newsletter allows subscribers to suggest future topics and share their likes and dislikes regarding the bulletin’s content.

Newsletter contributors include scientists and researchers from the Arizona Cooperative Extension, an outreach arm of The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The newsletter is edited by Cathy Rymer, a Master Gardener and Certified Arborist and Landscape Irrigation Auditor who has worked eight years as Chandler’s Water Conservation Coordinator. She is a second-generation Arizona native and has an education degree and biology major from Arizona State University and previously worked for the Maricopa County Extension Office where she helped manage the urban horticulture program. 
To join the Chandler WaterSaver e-Newsletter mailing list, click on the link listed on the City’s Water Conservation web page found at