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Passive Rainwater Harvesting: Use Swales and Berms in Your Garden Designs

July 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


El Paso Water and El Paso Master Gardeners have created a series of Water Conservation workshops we’ve nicknamed our GROWS talks. GROWS is an acronym for Gardening Resources Outreach Workshops and Seminars.  We provide a variety of research-based resources for creating healthy, water-conserving gardens.

Flyer for Passive Rainwater Harvesting talk in July 2023.


As El Paso moves into its wet “monsoonal” months and temperatures soar, come learn how to integrate passive rainwater harvesting into your landscape designs. Using berms and swales are simple techniques that have been used for ages to collect the bounty of nature and keep those thirsty native plants happy and healthy during these hot summer months.

Click here for a printable event flyer.

Please register for this workshop at Eventbrite so we’ll know how many to expect:



Note: This free event is being held at the Franklin Mountains State Park. Should you decide to stay and explore the park, an entrance fee will be required.

Driving instructions to the Tom Mays Unit: On the west side and from Interstate 10, take the Canutillo/Trans Mountain Road exit and turn toward the mountains; enter the park 3.5 miles from the interstate.

Map: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/franklin-mountains/map


El Paso County Master Gardener Presenter

Since 2017, Ignacio Muñoz has been a member of El Paso County Master Gardeners (part of Texas Master Gardeners). He’s serving his third year as the association president and has also served as the vice president. Ignacio obtained advanced training to become a Greenhouse Specialist. He also teaches in our EPCC classes covering vegetable and backyard gardening.




Upper photo credit: Mountains and Rain (Photo by DaveinTucson)
Lower photo credit: Ignacio Muñoz




July 8, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Franklin Mountains State Parks’ Tom Mays Unit
2900 Tom Mays Access Rd
El Paso, TX 79911
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