Water-wise landscape workshops, presentations, and classes

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Grey Water Systems - Davis
Are you curious about grey water systems? Then this is the workshop for you! This workshop will explore different types of grey water systems that you can install to conserve water. Join Chief Building Official Greg Mahoney and local grey water experts for this unique opportunity to learn about recycling water.

City of Davis
6:30 p.m.| Veteran’s Memorial Center (Game Room)
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Large Scale Impacts of Drought - Davis
We all know that droughts mean less water at home, but how do droughts impact wildlife and their habitats? What’s being done? City Wildlife Specialist John McNerney will present a wider view of the California drought and its effects on wildlife and the ecosystem as a whole.

City of Davis
6:30 p.m.| Veteran’s Memorial Center (Game Room)
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Taking Care of Your Trees in a Drought - Davis
Trees provide many long-term benefits, including shading our homes and reducing energy costs, providing beauty, and more. Although we all need to reduce irrigation and start switching to drought tolerant landscaping, it’s important to remember that trees still need care and water during the drought to stay alive. City Urban Forest Manager Rob Cain will lead this workshop on caring for your trees during the drought, looking for signs of distress and various watering techniques to help our urban forest get through this drought.

City of Davis
6:30 p.m.| Veteran’s Memorial Center (Game Room)
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Open Garden at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center - Fair Oaks
Talk with Master Gardeners; ask questions, get advice, take notes. Get information on pruning cane berries. Find out how to convert a lawn to water-efficient plants. Learn how to build healthy soil with cover crops and compost. Get tips on planting cool season vegetables.

Sacramento County Master Gardeners
9 a.m.-12 p.m.| Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Open Garden at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center - Fair Oaks
This is a mid-week opportunity to talk with Master Gardeners. Learn about frost protection for citrus. Watch how to prune herbs. In the vegetable garden see how cool season vegetables are progressing and get tips on succession planting. Watch us plant hardy succulents and bulbs in the water efficient gardens.

Sacramento County Master Gardeners
9 a.m.-12 p.m.| Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

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5 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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