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 upcoming workshops, presentations, and classes where you can go for help.

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 6, 2014
2nd Annual FREE Community Sustainability Fair-Contra Costa County
Join Contra Costa Master Gardeners for a day filled with presentations, demonstrations, and information about creating sustainable landscapes.  Learn about topics ranging from “Plants that Attract Beneficials and Pollinators” to “Creating a Drought Resistant Home.”

Contra Costa County Master Gardeners
10 a.m.-3 p.m.| Our Garden (located at the corner of North Wiget Lane and Shadelands Drive in Walnut Creek)
LINK TO DIRECTIONS | MORE INFO

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Convert Your Water-hungry Lawn to a Drough-tolerant Landscape-Yolo County
This 1-day workshop will provide participants with in-depth information for converting high-water-use conventional lawns into beautiful low-water-use, attractive, native, and climate-appropriate landscapes.

California Native Grasslands Association (in partnership with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden)
8 a.m.-3 p.m.| UC Davis campus (Vanderhoef Room in the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts)
LINK TO DIRECTIONS | MORE INFO & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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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