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Date:

2017-06-17


Hours:

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Location:

Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto 94306


Cost:

$30 ($25 Early-bird; purchase before May 17)


Description:

Learn the art of growing beautiful fruit trees that also produce prolifically, and start your own backyard orchard! This class is the first part of our ‘Home Orchard’ series, including ‘Summer Fruit Tree Thinning and Pruning for Quality’ (this class), ‘Fall Fruit Tree Pruning for Beauty and Bounty’ (10/14/2017), and ‘Bare-root Fruit Tree Planting’ (1/20/2018). Purchase your tickets early and save! This hands-on workshop will focus on two topics: Summer Pruning: Learn how and when to prune your fruit trees in the summer to maximize fruit production and quality. For example: Should you prune apricots in August? What to do with your plum and apple whips? What to do about peach leaf curl? Find out why and learn the secrets of pruning your apricot trees during the summer. Fruit Thinning: When is less actually more? When you should thin fruit (yes- cut it off the tree!) to increase the size, sweetness and quality of your fruit harvest. For example: Learn how not to use stakes to hold up drooping and weighted branches. Participants will get to try out techniques hands-on with the fruit trees at Common Ground Garden.


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Common Ground Garden


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Tom Cronin has gardened for over 25 years, and he is extensively involved in a number of local projects, such as City Trees and Incredible Edible Redwood City. To read all about his experience, visit his website, Tom’s Edible Gardens.


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Date:

2017-06-24


Hours:

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Location:

Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto 94306


Cost:

$20.00


Description:

Learn how to approach pests and diseases from a more holistic perspective, with Suzanne Bontempo, a certified IPM Advocate, in association with Our Water Our World. We’ll explore how garden ecosystem works through the lens of Integrated Pest Management, with a focus on beneficial insects. Many predators and parasites are our allies. Discover who’s who on the Top 10 most wanted list of beneficial bugs, and gain the upper hand by attracting them to your garden.


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Common Ground Garden


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Date:

2017-06-03


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Cubberley Comm Ctr Room H-1 4000 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 9430


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Come learn about the importance of managing your organic waste (food scraps 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:

Composting Education Program


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Date:

2017-06-10


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Murphy Park Building 250 N. Sunnyvale Ave Sunnyvale, CA


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Come learn about the importance of managing your organic waste (food scraps 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:

Composting Education Workshop


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Date:

2017-06-17


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Machado Park Building 3360 Cabrillo Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95051


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Come learn about the importance of managing your organic waste (food scraps 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:

Composting Education Program


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Date:

2017-06-24


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Environ. Innovation Ctr. 1608 Las Plumas Ave. San Jose 95133


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Come learn about the importance of managing your organic waste (food scraps 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:

Composting Education Program


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Date:

2017-06-01


Hours:

2


Location:

ACWD Headquarters [Board Room] - 43885 S. Grimmer Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536


Cost:

$0


Description:

Discover the benefits of drought tolerant plants as an alternative to your lawn, and create a water-efficient, low-maintenance landscape. Explore ways to create a beautiful and sustainable landscape that conserves water, resources, and reduces your utility bill as well as maintenance costs.


Phone:

650-349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Please call or go online to register!


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Date:

2017-06-06


Hours:

7:00 to 8:30 pm


Location:

Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028


Cost:

FREE


Description:

You are finally ready to remove your lawn in order to save water, lower your maintenance time, and create habitat. But you want to create the design yourself. Come to this talk, and learn the principles of garden design. See an example of a design from start to finish. Learn about free online designs that you can download and modify. And get ready to put pencil to paper! Deva Luna is a sustainable and Bay Friendly-certified landscape designer who has been teaching and speaking about horticulture for over 20 years. She has a degree in "Plants and Art" from U.C. Davis and works for EarthCare Landscaping (www.earthcareland.com) in Cupertino.


Phone:

(650) 851-1701


Event Sponsor:

CA Native Plant Society


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Date:

2017-06-12


Hours:

6:30 to 8:00 pm


Location:

Pacifica Sanchez Library, 1111 Terra Nova Boulevard, Pacifica


Cost:

Free


Description:

Come hear about the abundant benefits of native bee habitat gardening! Learn about the biology and ecology of bees, and their important role in our ecosystems. See some of the most common bees found in urban areas and learn how gardeners can use California native plants to attract these valuable pollinators to their own gardens. Chris Jadallah is a researcher at the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab. The Urban Bee Lab’s mission is to protect and restore native bees by furthering the understanding of the relationships between bees, flowers, and people. Chris works on several of the Lab’s research projects in urban and agricultural sites around the state, along with participating in outreach. He recently earned a B.S. Conservation and Resource Studies from UC Berkeley and has a background in ecology and environmental education. Also, look for the lab’s book, California Bees & Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists, available at your local library.


Phone:

(650) 359-3397


Event Sponsor:

CA Native Plant Society


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Date:

2017-06-28


Hours:

7:00 to 8:30 pm


Location:

Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave., Campbell


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Are you new to growing drought-tolerant native plants? Do you want to include them in your garden for beauty, habitat and sustainability, but don’t know where to begin? Come to this talk and learn about the many easy-to-grow native trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals for the home garden. Include these in your garden this fall for low-water use next summer! Nancy McClenny has exchanged growing bacteria and fungi in Petri dishes for exploring the science, beauty, and survival strategies of California native plants. After taking courses in California native flora from Foothill and Merritt Colleges, and having volunteer experiences with the CNPS, Gamble Garden, the East Bay's Regional Parks Botanic Garden, and Acterra, Nancy delights in digging in the dirt and sharing her garden experiences with others. Her Palo Alto garden has appeared on the Going Native Garden Tour for three years.


Phone:

(408) 866-1991


Event Sponsor:

CA Native Plant Society


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