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:

Saturday, August 27
Rock Gardens – El Dorado County
Are you looking for a beautiful way to replace your thirsty lawn, landscape a slope, or create a pocket garden? Join Master Gardeners Cheryl Turner, Deborah Nichols, Ola Jane Gow, and Mary Tran for a presentation on rock gardening. Learn about the range of classical and modern design choices, how to assess your site, setting up the rock garden (rocks, soil, water, plant selection and maintenance) and our lessons-learned from creating the Demo Garden’s rock garden. Class will include indoor presentations plus visits to the garden.

El Dorado County Master Gardeners
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.| Location TBD
LINK TO DIRECTIONS | MORE INFO

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Saturday, September 17, 2016
Open Garden at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center – Sacramento County
See how to successfully propagate herbs. Build healthy soil with cover crops and compost. Get cool season vegetable planting tips. Gather pointers for planning and selecting plants for a water efficient landscape. Learn about end of season orchard tasks and late summer irrigation. Bring your gardening questions–plant disease and pest problems in a baggie, please.

Sacramento County Master Gardeners
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.| Fair Oaks Horticulture Center (11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks)
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

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Saturday, September 17, 2016
Successful Gardening with Flowering Native Plants – El Dorado County

El Dorado County Master Gardeners
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.| Location: TBA
LINK TO DIRECTIONS | MORE INFO

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Saturday, October 1, 2016
Fall Plant Sale:  Members: 9 – 11 a.m.  | Public: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Open Garden at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center – Sacramento County

In the vegetable garden, see how cool season vegetables are growing; get tips on succession planting.  Learn how to protect citrus from frost. Get tips for planting bulbs in containers. See methods for dividing perennials. Bring your gardening questions–plant disease and pest problems in a baggie, please.

Sacramento County Master Gardeners
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.| Fair Oaks Horticulture Center (11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks)
LINK TO DIRECTIONS MORE INFO

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Remove and Replace Your Lawn – El Dorado County

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, Octboer 15, 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, November 5, 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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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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