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Events:

Thursday, April 30th
Compost Basics Workshop
At this class you will learn the basic skills necessary to manage your household organic waste using both a backyard compost pile and worm composting.

Saturday, May 2nd
Design It Yourself Native Garden
In this two-part series, learn how to plan and design your own drought tolerant garden. This class will provide you with the tools to complete your own garden design. Learn about plant selection and placement, irrigation system design, and more!

Saturday, May 9th
Permeable Hardscape Hands-on Workshop Installation and Demonstration
This workshop will focus on teaching participants how to install a recycled crushed brick product as a substitute for decomposed granite in a garden pathway. Participants will get hands-on experience laying and compacting base rock, mixing organic binders with the pathway aggregate material, and layering the mixture for proper water percolation, grading, and erosion control. Information on other permeable hardscape options and installation considerations will also be available and discussed in the context of California's water conservation and water quality goals. This workshop is held outside! Please come prepared against the elements. Light refreshments will be provided.

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:

2015-05-02


Hours:

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Location:

Sunnyvale Senior Center, Laurel Room 550 East Remington Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086


Cost:

Free


Description:

In this two-part series, learn how to plan and design your own drought tolerant garden. This class will provide you with the tools to complete your own garden design. Learn about plant selection and placement, irrigation system design, and more!


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Event Sponsor:

City of Sunnyvale


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Date:

2015-04-30


Hours:

6:00pm-8:00pm


Location:

Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor Ctr, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose 95110


Cost:

FREE


Description:

At this class you will learn the basic skills necessary to manage your household organic waste using both a backyard compost pile and worm composting.


Phone:

408-918-4640


Event Sponsor:

Home Composting Education Program


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Date:

2015-05-09


Hours:

9-12


Location:

Guadalupe Gardens Courtyard, near the Nature's Inspiration Gardens San Jose, CA 95110 -Corner of Walnut Ave and W. Taylor St. (across from Columbus Park on Taylor Street). Free Parking on Seymour St.


Cost:

Free!


Description:

This workshop will focus on teaching participants how to install a recycled crushed brick product as a substitute for decomposed granite in a garden pathway. Participants will get hands-on experience laying and compacting base rock, mixing organic binders with the pathway aggregate material, and layering the mixture for proper water percolation, grading, and erosion control. Information on other permeable hardscape options and installation considerations will also be available and discussed in the context of California's water conservation and water quality goals. This workshop is held outside! Please come prepared against the elements. Light refreshments will be provided.


Phone:

(408)793-5365


Event Sponsor:

BASWCA


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Comments:

Email your first and last name, address, and contact info to Amber Schat at the Environmental Services Department for the City of San Jose in order to register for this event: amber.schat@sanjoseca.gov