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.

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Gardening in a Drought/Lawn Replacement How To’s
Livermore Earth Friendly Demonstration Garden | 3575 Greenville Road | Livermore

Alameda County Master Gardeners
10-11 a.m.| FREE
MORE INFO

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Replacing Your Lawn with Drought Tolerant Plants
North Wiget Lane and Shadelands Drive | Walnut Creek

Contra Costa County Master Gardeners
9 a.m.-12 p.m.| FREE
MORE INFO

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Food Gardening in a Drought Year- Sonoma County
Workshops address how to retain soil moisture and to efficiently use available water; identify sources of water; provide formulas to determine how much water your food garden needs; and provide planting information to help you make water-wise decisions to bring crops to harvest. Rain (indoors) or shine (in the garden)!

Sonoma County Master Gardeners
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| LINK TO DIRECTIONS
MORE INFO

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Succulents–Great Low-Water Plants for Your Garden- Santa Clara County
Join Master Gardeners for a discussion of growing and caring for succulents of all types. Succulents are wonderful low-water garden companions that do well in the ground and in containers, and are easy to propagate from cuttings. Watch a demonstration of how to make a small succulent arrangement.

Santa Clara County Master Gardeners
1-3 p.m.| Sunnyvale Teaching and Demonstration Garden in Charles Street Gardens | LINK TO DIRECTIONS
MORE INFO

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Open Garden featuring water-efficient lawn conversions
Ask questions, get advice, take notes. Learn about cover crops, seed saving and the new pests living in our gardens. Get ideas on water-efficient lawn conversions.
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
8:30-11:30 a.m.| Fair Oaks Horticulture Center and Open Gardens
MORE INFO

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Plant Sale
Shop the area’s largest selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care, region-appropriate plants at the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Fall plant sales!
9-11 a.m.| MEMBERS ONLY (Not a member? Join at the Friends at the door and save! LEARN MORE.)
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
More information coming soon

Saturday, October 26, 2014
Plant Sale
Shop the area’s largest selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care, region-appropriate plants at the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Fall plant sales!
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  (Join the Friends at the door and save! LEARN MORE.)
MORE INFO COMING SOON

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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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