“A Master Laborer’s Guide to Automated Drip Irrigation”

by Tom Riette,

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Drop that hose and put an end to hand watering your garden. Join local gardener Tom Riette for the Green Thumb Education Series presentation “A Master Laborer’s Guide to Automated Drip Irrigation” and learn how to water your garden the easy way at the push of a button.

An automated irrigation system can save you time, effort and valuable resources and can keep plants healthier because it gets the water to where it is needed most. Tom will share his knowledge and experience by providing participants with a basic knowledge of different watering systems and how to program them to make watering almost fully automatic. “Automated irrigation will free up quite a bit of your time once it is properly designed and installed,” he said.

Tom is a retired telecommunication engineer and local gardener who has lived in California, Arizona and Alaska and for the past 9 years has lived in Carlsborg, Washington. He started using drip irrigation in 1979 in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Central California and continues to sing its praises today.

The Green Thumb Education Series presentation “A Master Laborer’s Guide to Automated Drip Irrigation” will be held in person on Thursday, March 28th from noon – 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Avenue in Port Angeles.

Or you may join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:


Meeting ID: 936 2989 8830

Passcode: 676224

Or join by phone: 253-215-8782

The Green Thumb Education Series, sponsored by the Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners, is held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month through October. In November, December, and January, one lecture is offered. Scheduled presentations are subject to change. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations. For questions, call 360-565-2678.