Waterwise landscape workshops

Photo of the Mary Wattis Brown Garden featuring California natives.

Photo of the UC Davis Arboretum’s Mary Wattis Brown Garden featuring California natives.

With water reserves at all-time lows, water rates reaching all-time highs, and severe water rationing on the horizon, we’ve put together a brief, and by no means exhaustive, list of upcoming classes where you can go for help.

If you need attractive low-water plants, please be sure to attend one of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum plant sales this spring. READ MORE here.

Saturday, April 5
Need attractive, low-water plants for your landscape? Attend the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale.
Speak to Arboretum experts, Master Gardeners, and experienced sales staff for more information about waterwise choices.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
MORE INFO

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Get Ahead or Get Parched: 6 Ways to Survive the Drought
A workshop for landscape irrigation managers: Learn how to keep your landscape and reduce water use by improving water management and system efficiency. This workshop features indoor presentations and outdoor demonstrations. MORE INFO

Cost $20; includes a CEU certificate (for IA and PLANET CEUs)
8 a.m.-12 p.m.| Location: Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville, CA 95661
To register visit: ccuh.ucdavis.edu

Saturday, April 12 2014
Irrigation
With summer coming soon it is very important to preserve our water resources, while protecting the investments in our plants and landscaping. Join Master Gardeners Debbie Hillel and Bob Sherwood as they discuss the basics of home sprinkler and drip irrigation systems. Learn how to provide your plants with the water they need and reduce your water bill.
El Dorado County Master Gardeners
9 a.m.-12 p.m.| Location: TBD
MORE INFO

Saturday, April 26
Need attractive, low-water plants for your landscape? Attend the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale.
Speak to Arboretum experts, Master Gardeners, and experienced sales staff for more information about waterwise choices.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
MORE INFO

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Conserving Water in the Landscape
Learn about irrigation methods, plant selection and placement, water gardening and rainwater harvesting. CCMGs Susan Morrison and Roxy Wolosenko will expertly guide the audience through a variety of practices that will help homeowners conserve water in their landscape.
Contra Costa County Master Gardeners
6:30-8 p.m.| San Ramon Library
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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Water-Saving Workshop
Hear about water saving ideas for the garden and landscape. Get tips on irrigation systems and selecting a controller. Take a water efficient landscape tour.
E.B. Stone & Son
8:30-11:30 a.m.| Fair Oaks Horticultural Center
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Saturday, May 17
Need attractive, low-water plants for your landscape? Attend the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum CLEARANCE Plant Sale.
Speak to Arboretum experts, Master Gardeners, and experienced sales staff for more information about waterwise choices.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
MORE INFO

PAST WORKSHOPS

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Removing Your Lawn and Designing a Garden
Sacramento Perennial Plant Club
7 p.m. | Shepard Garden and Arts Center
MORE INFO

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Minimize Your Water Use

Solano County Master Gardeners
7 p.m. | Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center | 1020 Ulatis Drive

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Conserving Water in the Landscape

A most timely topic in this driest of years, please join us to learn about irrigation methods, plant selection and placement, water gardening and rainwater harvesting.
Contra Costa County Master Gardeners
6:30-8 p.m. | Lafayette Library, Arts and Science Discovery Room
$5 Donation
MORE INFO

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Gardening Mini Series–Choosing UC Davis Arboretum All-Star Plants

8:30-10:30 a.m. | Composting basics to improve soil health
11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Selecting and caring for UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars
$6 Roseville residents | $8 non-residents
Call to pay and register by Friday, March 7: 916-746-1550
MORE INFO

Saturday, March 15
Need attractive, low-water plants for your landscape? Attend the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale.
Speak to Arboretum experts, Master Gardeners, and experienced sales staff for more information about waterwise choices.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
MORE INFO

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Lawn Removal
Yolo County Master Gardeners
9:30-10:30 a.m.| Davis Central Park Gardens
MORE INFO

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Waterwise Irrigation for the Garden

Yolo County Master Gardeners
11 a.m.-12 p.m.| Davis Central Park Gardens
MORE INFO

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3 comments


  • irene.yang @comcast.net

    Please notify me of new posts. I am interested in replacing my lawn with drought tolerant native plants but need it to look respectable in the neighborhood. Greenhaven area.

    January 23, 2014
  • Shelby Hall

    Please notify me of upcoming events.
    I am very grateful of your efforts and research.
    The information is quite valuable in my business as a landscape designer in the Central Valley.
    Than you,
    Shelby Hall

    February 3, 2014
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