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Flower above: Guaiacum coulteri, photo credit: Janet Rademacher

Events:

Saturday, August 29th
Sheet Mulching Workshop
This workshop will demonstrate how to "sheet mulch" an established garden for natural weed suppression. Sheet mulching is an effective and chemical-free process of removing lawn, promoting healthy soil and moisture retention, and keeping weeds away! Dress to garden and come prepared to work against the elements. Bring bottled water and a snack. Tools will be available.

Saturday, August 29th
Compost Basics Workshop
Come learn about the importance of managing your organic waste (food scrapes and yard trimmings) at home. As the drought worsens and the climate warms, home-based waste management has never been more relevant. With wide reaching applications, backyard composting cuts your contribution to landfills, conserves water, and builds healthy all-natural soils that store carbon. At this workshop you will learn to build, manage and utilize a home compost pile. Please join us for an exciting journey into the world of rot, exploring why something that so many are repulsed by might in fact be the way we save the planet.

Saturday, September 5th
Compost Basics Workshop
Learn how easy it is to compost. Using compost in your garden improves your soil, benefiting your plants and enhancing your garden's health and vitality. Compost helps plants absorb nutrients already in your soil, allows plants to develop better root structure which will help them grow healthier, and holds onto water and nutrients that are applied and slowly releases them when plants need them. No registration required.

Saturday, September 5th
Compost Basics Workshop
Come learn about the importance of managing your organic waste (food scrapes and yard trimmings) at home. As the drought worsens and the climate warms, home-based waste management has never been more relevant. With wide reaching applications, backyard composting cuts your contribution to landfills, conserves water, and builds healthy all-natural soils that store carbon. At this workshop you will learn to build, manage and utilize a home compost pile. Please join us for an exciting journey into the world of rot, exploring why something that so many are repulsed by might in fact be the way we save the planet.

Funding Agencies

Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program

Recycling & Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County


Participating Agencies

City of Cupertino

City of Los Altos

Town of Los Altos Hills

City of Milpitas

City of Mountain View

City of Palo Alto

City of San Jose

City of Santa Clara

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara Valley Water District

City of Sunnyvale

West Valley Communities (Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga)

Date:

2015-08-29


Hours:

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Location:

Guadalupe River Park and Gardens, Courtyard Garden (next to the Heritage Rose Garden) in San José. Meet at the corner on Walnut and Taylor Street. Parking is available on Seymour and Walnut Streets, including street parking.


Cost:

FREE!


Description:

This workshop will demonstrate how to "sheet mulch" an established garden for natural weed suppression. Sheet mulching is an effective and chemical-free process of removing lawn, promoting healthy soil and moisture retention, and keeping weeds away! Dress to garden and come prepared to work against the elements. Bring bottled water and a snack. Tools will be available.


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Event Sponsor:

City of San José and Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency


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Date:

2015-09-05


Hours:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Location:

Master Gardener's Demonstration Garden, Eleanor Pardee Park, garden entrance on Center Drive near Martin Avenue Palo Alto, CA


Cost:

Free


Description:

Learn how easy it is to compost. Using compost in your garden improves your soil, benefiting your plants and enhancing your garden's health and vitality. Compost helps plants absorb nutrients already in your soil, allows plants to develop better root structure which will help them grow healthier, and holds onto water and nutrients that are applied and slowly releases them when plants need them. No registration required.


Phone:

650-496-5910


Event Sponsor:

City of Palo Alto


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Date:

2015-08-29


Hours:

1:00pm - 3:00 pm


Location:

Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Rd. Los Altos Hills, CA


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Come learn about the importance of managing your organic waste (food scrapes and yard trimmings) at home. As the drought worsens and the climate warms, home-based waste management has never been more relevant. With wide reaching applications, backyard composting cuts your contribution to landfills, conserves water, and builds healthy all-natural soils that store carbon. At this workshop you will learn to build, manage and utilize a home compost pile. Please join us for an exciting journey into the world of rot, exploring why something that so many are repulsed by might in fact be the way we save the planet.


Phone:

408-918-4640


Event Sponsor:

Home Composting Education Program


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Date:

2015-09-05


Hours:

10:00am-12:00am


Location:

Eleanor Pardee Community Gardens, on Center Rd. near Martin St. in Palo Alto


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Come learn about the importance of managing your organic waste (food scrapes and yard trimmings) at home. As the drought worsens and the climate warms, home-based waste management has never been more relevant. With wide reaching applications, backyard composting cuts your contribution to landfills, conserves water, and builds healthy all-natural soils that store carbon. At this workshop you will learn to build, manage and utilize a home compost pile. Please join us for an exciting journey into the world of rot, exploring why something that so many are repulsed by might in fact be the way we save the planet.


Phone:

408-918-4640


Event Sponsor:

Home Composting Education Program


Click to Register


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