Bringing Xeriscape Knowledge and Action to the Okanagan (5 Grants)
Organization: Okanagan Xeriscape Association
The Okanagan Xeriscape Association (OXA) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2009 to provide xeriscape information for the Okanagan. The OXA offers hands-on xeriscape workshops, classroom education, public xeriscape demonstrations, web libraries, and a searchable on-line plant database – all of which provide residents with the tools they need to create xeriscaped yards, communities and places of work. The vision of the OXA is for xeriscape gardening to become desired and accepted norm in the Okanagan. With domestic outdoor irrigation accounting for 24% of human water use in the Okanagan, xeriscaping represents a major opportunity to reduce water consumption. Since 2009, the OXA has received 5 grants through the WCQI program.
2009 – Bringing Xeriscape Knowledge and Action to the Okanagan
2010 – Fostering a New Social Norm for Low Water Landscaping in the Okanagan
2011 – Promoting Xeriscapes in the Okanagan
2012 – Xeriscapes to Reduce Water Consumption
2013 – Promoting Xeriscapes to Reduce Water Consumption