Garden with drip irrigation

Learn about the benefits of irrigation systems and design your own home-scale system!


Irrigation in the Home Garden

  • Thursday, May 23, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Plants need water to survive! As enthusiastic gardeners, Linda and Matt Carney have employed many different means of watering. Initially they carted watering cans in a wagon and later used gas pumps, hoses and sprinklers. In recent years their garden footprint has increased prompting them to explore and employ more practical and efficient methods to water their crops and perennial gardens. They ultimately settled on using drip irrigation which they have found to be economical and advantageous for the plants and an efficient use of our water resources.

This workshop will explain the benefits of drip irrigation, help you design a system that is optimal for your purposes, and source the necessary materials to maximize the potential benefits of using drip irrigation in your gardens.

Linda and Matt will provide you with information about various irrigation methods and help you plan for your specific needs. Please bring a photo or diagram with measurements of the area you wish to irrigate and a brief description of what is planted or will be planted in the space.

Linda and Matt are Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists who cultivate multiple vegetable and pollinator gardens at Peacock & Pony Farm and at the Baker Woods Preserve (BWP) in Natural Bridge, NY.

This workshop is part of the Homesteading for Everyone series:

Expand your skill set this year during Extension’s new Homesteading for Everyone workshop series. From March through the end of the year, we’ll focus on home-scale projects that can be incorporated in a backyard in a village or an acre in the woods.

The Homestead workshop series is dedicated to sharing timely information in a hands-on, accessible format, including support materials for participants to use at home. From gardening and raising poultry to preserving food and harnessing energy, let’s celebrate self-sufficiency while building community!

Find the full list of workshops here.





Erica LaFountain
Community Horticulture Educator
315-379-9192 ext 240


Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County
2043B State Highway 68
Canton, NY 13617

Last updated April 10, 2024