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Date:

2017-05-06


Hours:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Location:

Santa Teresa Branch Library 290 International Circle, San Jose, CA 95119


Cost:

Free


Description:

Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.


Phone:

For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684 For parking, hours, or other library questions, call (408) 808-3068


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


Comments:

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring: a simple drawing of your project plan and photos of your laundry area, exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and landscape area to be irrigated with graywater. Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.


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Date:

2017-05-20


Hours:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Location:

Evergreen Branch Library 2635 Aborn Rd., San Jose, CA 95121


Cost:

Free


Description:

Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.


Phone:

For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684 For parking, hours, or other library questions, call (408) 808-3060


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


Comments:

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring: a simple drawing of your project plan and photos of your laundry area, exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and landscape area to be irrigated with graywater. Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.


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Date:

2017-05-20


Hours:

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Location:

Educational Park Branch Library 1772 Educational Park Dr., San Jose, CA 95133


Cost:

Free


Description:

Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.


Phone:

For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684 For parking, hours, or other library questions, call (408) 808-3073


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


Comments:

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring: a simple drawing of your project plan and photos of your laundry area, exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and landscape area to be irrigated with graywater. Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.


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Date:

2017-05-25


Hours:

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Location:

City of Cupertino Community Hall 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014


Cost:

Free


Description:

Learn about the water-saving potential for common types of graywater systems; costs, codes, and regulations; plant-friendly soaps and products; irrigation hardware decisions and requirements; and how to qualify for the $200 Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program. Focus of workshop will be on laundry to landscape systems.


Phone:

For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684.


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


Comments:

To receive specific assistance with project ideas during the workshop, please bring: a simple drawing of your project plan and photos of your laundry area, exterior wall nearest your clothes washer, and landscape area to be irrigated with graywater. Note: the above materials are not required to enjoy or attend the workshop.


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Date:

2017-05-06


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Community Center, Room 3 201 S. Rengstorff Ave. Mountain View, 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 Program


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Date:

2017-05-13


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Murphy Park Building 250 N. Sunnyvale Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94086


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:

2017-05-27


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Emma Prusch Park Meeting Hall 647 S. King Road San Jose, CA 95116


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:

2017-05-13


Hours:

9 a.m. to noon


Location:

Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] - 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087


Cost:

Free


Description:

Discover concepts of Habitat Gardening by learning how to create gardens that will attract birds, beneficial insects, and other wildlife. This course will have an emphasis on plant selection for habitat design.


Phone:

(650) 349-3000


Event Sponsor:

City of Sunnyvale


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Date:

2017-05-06


Hours:

9-12pm


Location:

Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110


Cost:

FREE!


Description:

This class will discuss and demonstrate planting techniques associated with water-efficient and low-maintenance native and drought tolerant plants. Learn how and why drought tolerant plants need less water, and how to plant and care for them. Discover the role of soil organisms and organic matter in maintaining plant health and improving your garden’s water-efficiency.


Phone:

4087935365


Event Sponsor:

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


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Comments:

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Date:

2017-05-13


Hours:

9-12pm


Location:

Nature's Inspiration Gardens - 411 Seymour St, San Jose, CA 95110 Walk to the north side of the man made hill visible from the parking lot to find the demonstration gardens.


Cost:

FREE!


Description:

Learn about maintenance and repair of permeable hardscape elements and surfaces. Permeable landscapes reduce the flow of runoff to storm drains, creeks and the San Francisco Bay. They also encourage the removal of pollutants as water seeps into the soil and helps replenish groundwater.


Phone:

4087935365


Event Sponsor:

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


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Comments:

Search for the class title in the list available and then follow the steps for registration, or just call the number listed above!


Date:

2017-05-02


Hours:

6:00 to 8:30 pm


Location:

Mountain View Library


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Do It Yourself Native Garden Series


Phone:

(650) 349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Date:

2017-05-16


Hours:

6:00 to 8:30 pm


Location:

Mountain View Library


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Do It Yourself Native Garden Series


Phone:

(650) 349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Date:

2017-05-02


Hours:

2.5


Location:

Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041


Cost:

$0


Description:

Part 3: Time to install! With your design complete, learn the steps necessary to put everything in the ground.


Phone:

650-349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Date:

2017-05-06


Hours:

3


Location:

Arrillaga Recreation Center [Oak Room] - 700 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025


Cost:

$0


Description:

Learn how to reduce water needs for seasonal vegetable gardening by learning how to grow vegetables to harvest all summer long. This class will also cover how to incorporate organic maintenance techniques into seasonal vegetable gardening such as using compost and cover crops. Be prepared to go outside for a hands-on workshop! Bring gloves, a 6" minimum diameter plastic, acrylic, or glazed ceramic pot and take home your own planting.


Phone:

650-349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Date:

2017-05-06


Hours:

3


Location:

Redwood City Public Works - 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94062


Cost:

$0


Description:

Wondering how to make your irrigation system more water efficient? This class will discuss irrigation components, simple efficiency upgrades, how to choose an irrigation controller, setting up an irrigation schedule, and how to find a leak in your irrigation system.


Phone:

650-349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Date:

2017-05-06


Hours:

3


Location:

Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110


Cost:

$0


Description:

This class will discuss and demonstrate planting techniques associated with water-efficient and low-maintenance native and drought tolerant plants.  Learn how and why drought tolerant plants need less water, and how to plant and care for them. Discover the role of soil organisms and organic matter in maintaining plant health and improving your garden’s water-efficiency.


Phone:

650-349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Comments:

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Date:

2017-05-11


Hours:

2


Location:

Mid-Peninsula Water District - 3 Dairy Lane, Belmont, CA 94002


Cost:

$0


Description:

This Parent/Child Workshop will discuss methods for managing insects in your garden. Learn about the benefits and impacts insects have on humanity, what gifts they have given us, and what our lives would be without them.  Look up-close at some of the bugs found in the Bay Area. Children will be given magnifying glasses in order to check out the bugs first hand. This workshop is perfect for children with an interest in insects and gardening.


Phone:

650-349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Comments:

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Date:

2017-05-13


Hours:

3


Location:

Nature's Inspiration Gardens - 411 Seymour St, San Jose, CA 95110


Cost:

$0


Description:

Learn about maintenance and repair of permeable hardscape elements and surfaces. Permeable landscapes reduce the flow of runoff to storm drains, creeks and the San Francisco Bay. They also encourage the removal of pollutants as water seeps into the soil and helps replenish groundwater.


Phone:

650-349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Comments:

Please call or go online to register!


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Date:

2017-05-13


Hours:

3


Location:

Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] - 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087


Cost:

$0


Description:

Discover concepts of Habitat Gardening by learning how to create gardens that will attract birds, beneficial insects and other wildlife. This course will have an emphasis on plant selection for habitat design.


Phone:

650-349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Comments:

Please call or go online to register!


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Date:

2017-05-16


Hours:

2.5


Location:

Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041


Cost:

$0


Description:

Part 4: Not done yet! Your garden is complete, now learn how to take care of it.


Phone:

650-349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Comments:

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Date:

2017-05-20


Hours:

3


Location:

Arrillaga Recreation Center [Oak Room] - 700 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025


Cost:

$0


Description:

Learn how and why drought-tolerant plants need less water, and how to plant and care for them. Discover the role of soil organisms and organic matter in maintaining plant health and improving your garden’s water efficiency. Be prepared to go outside for a hands-on workshop! Bring gloves, a 6” minimum diameter plastic, acrylic, or glazed ceramic pot and take home your own planting.


Phone:

650-349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Comments:

Please call or go online to register!


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Date:

2017-05-24


Hours:

2


Location:

Millbrae Library - 1 Library Ave, Millbrae CA 94030


Cost:

$0


Description:

Designed for beginners interested in landscape design or for residents planning to replace their lawn with a water efficient landscape, this class is a step-by-step overview of basic landscape design principles. Learn about plant arrangements, create layouts using a hands-on design template tool, and have your questions answered by a professional landscape architect.


Phone:

650-349-3000


Event Sponsor:

BAWSCA


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Comments:

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Date:

2017-05-11


Hours:

7:00 to 8:30 pm


Location:

Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St, Mountain View


Cost:

Free


Description:

We all know about the European honey bee, but what about the native bees that live here in the Santa Clara Valley. These local insects help pollinate your ornamental and edible plants! Once you know what to look for, you’ll see over a dozen bee species that live in our urban setting—especially among locally growing native plants. Find out how planting even a few select natives can enrich your garden and attract even more native (and honey) bees. John Kehoe is a longtime member of CNPS as well as The Xerces Society. He is a regular volunteer at Ulistac, as well as at various CNPS functions and is passionate about the natural world. His research interests include studying native bees and their relationships with native plants. He shares these interests by way of his photography on Flickr, CalPhotos at UC Berkeley, and Bumble Bee Watch.


Phone:

(650) 903-6337


Event Sponsor:

California Native Plant Society


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Date:

2017-05-18


Hours:

6:30 to 8:30 pm


Location:

Pacifica Sanchez Library, 1111 Terra Nova Boulevard, Pacifica


Cost:

Free


Description:

California native and other drought-tolerant Mediterranean plants have a unique timeframe for garden maintenance. While other plants require a lot of care in the spring after winter dormancy, our native plants require care during different times of the year, depending on their growth. Find out the best time to prune, plant, and water your native plants. Frank Niccoli has been a gardener for over 50 years and is the past president of the founding chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association. He was voted Member of the Year by his peers in 2001 and 2004. He has written the curriculum and teaches numerous horticulture classes at Foothill College.


Phone:

(650) 359-3397


Event Sponsor:

California Native Plant Society


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Date:

2017-05-15


Hours:

7:00 to 8:30 pm


Location:

Morgan Hill Library, 660 West Main Avenue, Morgan Hill


Cost:

Free


Description:

Did you know that the horticultural staff of the UC Davis Arboretum have identified 100 tough, reliable plants that have been tested in the Arboretum, are easy to grow, don’t need a lot of water, have few problems with pests or diseases, and have outstanding qualities in the garden? Many of them are California native plants and support native birds and insects. Our speaker will discuss these “All-Star” native plants and describe their care and growing conditions. Owner of the landscape company, California Nativescapes, Rebecca Schoenenberger has a diverse background in sustainability and natural systems. With an Associate of Science in Park Management and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, she has an extensive knowledge of native plants, including selecting which plants will thrive in specific locations. Rebecca is also Santa Clara County Master Gardener.


Phone:

(408) 779-3196


Event Sponsor:

CA Native Plant Society


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Date:

2017-05-23


Hours:

7:00 to 8:30 pm


Location:

Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga


Cost:

Free


Description:

Native perennials and groundcover provide those splashes of color that we so appreciate in the garden. Most of these plants need very little care besides some deadheading, pruning and watering. The speaker has been designing with California native plants for twenty years. See her favorite selection of colorful, low care plants that will make your garden buzz with interest! Stephanie Morris has worked in the field of landscape architecture for 21 years and specializes in ecologically-oriented residential design. She enjoys creating landscapes that reduce water use, require less maintenance, and provide a connection to the natural world. In addition to tending her own California native garden in the Bay Area, she appreciates collaborating with other native plant gardeners and design professionals, in order to further everyone’s knowledge.


Phone:

(408) 867-6126


Event Sponsor:

CA Native Plant Society


Comments:


6:00 to 8:30 pm, Mountain View Library

2.5, Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041

6:00 to 8:30 pm, Mountain View Library

2.5, Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041

6:00 to 8:30 pm, Mountain View Library

2.5, Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041

6:00 to 8:30 pm, Mountain View Library

2.5, Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Santa Teresa Branch Library 290 International Circle, San Jose, CA 95119

9-12pm, Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

3, Arrillaga Recreation Center [Oak Room] - 700 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025

3, Redwood City Public Works - 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94062

3, Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Santa Teresa Branch Library 290 International Circle, San Jose, CA 95119

9-12pm, Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

3, Arrillaga Recreation Center [Oak Room] - 700 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025

3, Redwood City Public Works - 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94062

3, Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

9-12pm, Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

3, Arrillaga Recreation Center [Oak Room] - 700 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025

3, Redwood City Public Works - 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94062

3, Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

9-12pm, Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

3, Arrillaga Recreation Center [Oak Room] - 700 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025

3, Redwood City Public Works - 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94062

3, Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

2, Mid-Peninsula Water District - 3 Dairy Lane, Belmont, CA 94002

7:00 to 8:30 pm, Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St, Mountain View

9-12pm, Nature's Inspiration Gardens - 411 Seymour St, San Jose, CA 95110 Walk to the north side of the man made hill visible from the parking lot to find the demonstration gardens.

3, Nature's Inspiration Gardens - 411 Seymour St, San Jose, CA 95110

3, Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] - 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

9-12pm, Nature's Inspiration Gardens - 411 Seymour St, San Jose, CA 95110 Walk to the north side of the man made hill visible from the parking lot to find the demonstration gardens.

3, Nature's Inspiration Gardens - 411 Seymour St, San Jose, CA 95110

3, Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] - 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

9-12pm, Nature's Inspiration Gardens - 411 Seymour St, San Jose, CA 95110 Walk to the north side of the man made hill visible from the parking lot to find the demonstration gardens.

3, Nature's Inspiration Gardens - 411 Seymour St, San Jose, CA 95110

3, Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] - 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

9 a.m. to noon, Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] - 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

3, Nature's Inspiration Gardens - 411 Seymour St, San Jose, CA 95110

3, Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] - 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

6:00 to 8:30 pm, Mountain View Library

2.5, Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041

6:00 to 8:30 pm, Mountain View Library

2.5, Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041

6:00 to 8:30 pm, Mountain View Library

2.5, Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041

6:00 to 8:30 pm, Mountain View Library

2.5, Mountain View Public Library [Community Room] - 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evergreen Branch Library 2635 Aborn Rd., San Jose, CA 95121

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Educational Park Branch Library 1772 Educational Park Dr., San Jose, CA 95133

3, Arrillaga Recreation Center [Oak Room] - 700 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evergreen Branch Library 2635 Aborn Rd., San Jose, CA 95121

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Educational Park Branch Library 1772 Educational Park Dr., San Jose, CA 95133

3, Arrillaga Recreation Center [Oak Room] - 700 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025