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 water-wise landscape workshops, presentations, and classes:

Sunday, January 24
Garden Planning – Napa County
At a loss about what and where to plant in your own garden? Aren’t sure of the factors that lead to a thriving yard? Home gardeners will examine microclimates of their own garden and receive tips and direction for choosing sites and plants that will take advantage of their particular locations and microclimates.

Registration Fee is $10: To register call the Parks and Recreation Department at 707-944-8712 or visit their web site.

Napa County Master Gardeners
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.| Yountville Community Center (6516 Washington Street, Yountville)
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

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Saturday, February 27
Irrigation Hands On – Napa County
At this workshop, you will learn how to modify your current irrigation system to make it more efficient and effective.  There will be demonstrations and hands-on about irrigation controllers, sprinklers, drip systems, rain water capture and grey water systems.  For the hands-on segment, with drip irrigation, we suggest you bring garden gloves to protect your fingers and a pair of scissors or garden shears.

Registration Fee is $5:
On-line registration (credit card only)
Mail-in/Walk-in registration (cash or check only)
Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable unless class is cancelled.

Napa County Master Gardeners
9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.| UCCE Meeting Room (1710 Soscol Avenue, Napa)
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Home Gardening with Native Plants – El Dorado County
Join the growing movement of gardeners who are creating beautiful yards that provide habitat for pollinators and wildlife. Learn to select appropriate natives, minimize irrigation needs, and garden in harmony with your local ecosystem. We’ll focus on robust foothill natives that need no fertilizers or pesticides and use very little water once established. Enliven your yard, lower your water bill, and contribute to building important wildlife corridors.

El Dorado County Master Gardeners
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.| Cameron Park Community Center (2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park)
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

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Saturday, March 12, 2016
Member Appreciation Plant Sale
Not a member? Join at the door! LEARN MORE

LIFE AFTER LAWN: We know that many homeowners are in the process of figuring out what to plant now that they have no lawn. Take this opportunity to create a low-water landscape that not only looks great, but one that attracts beneficial wildlife with our incredible selection of gorgeous Arboretum All-Stars, California natives, as well as other drought-tolerant plants.

Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
9 a.m.-1 p.m.| UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

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Saturday, April 2, 2016
Public Plant Sale

LIFE AFTER LAWN: We know that many homeowners are in the process of figuring out what to plant now that they have no lawn. Take this opportunity to create a low-water landscape that not only looks great, but one that attracts beneficial wildlife with our incredible selection of gorgeous Arboretum All-Stars, California natives, as well as other drought-tolerant plants.

Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
9 a.m.-1 p.m.| UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Sustainable Gardening – El Dorado County
Sustainable Gardening – What Is It, Why Should You Do It, And How Do You Do It?
Come learn why you need to practice gardening sustainably to maintain your own little piece of the environment and maybe even improve it. Learn how to save resources, money and time as you garden.

El Dorado County Master Gardeners
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.| Cameron Park Community Center (2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park)
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

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Saturday, April 23, 2016
Public Clearance Plant Sale

LIFE AFTER LAWN: We know that many homeowners are in the process of figuring out what to plant now that they have no lawn. Take this opportunity to create a low-water landscape that not only looks great, but one that attracts beneficial wildlife with our incredible selection of gorgeous Arboretum All-Stars, California natives, as well as other drought-tolerant plants.

Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
9 a.m.-1 p.m.| UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

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Saturday, May 7
Oaks and Native Plants – Napa County
Stroll around Skyline Park and the Martha Walker Garden to view oaks in their native habitat.  Discover what grows alongside and underneath oaks.  Learn about planting under oak trees in your own garden, how to care for oaks and about Sudden Oak Death and other stresses on oaks.

Registration Fee is $5:
On-line registration (credit card only)
Mail-in/Walk-in registration (cash or check only)
Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable unless class is cancelled.

Napa County Master Gardeners
9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.| Skyline Park (2201 Imola Avenue, Napa)
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

5 Comments

  1. irene.yang @comcast.net January 23, 2014 Reply

    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.

  2. Shelby Hall February 3, 2014 Reply

    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

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