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Events and Workshops

Events and workshops
The Santa Clara Valley Water District participates in many community outreach events. If you would like information about the water district attending your event, just click here to fill out the request form. Send your completed form to conservation@valleywater.org. For questions, please call (408) 630-2554. Event participation is dependent on staffing availability. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Name of Event/Workshop

Description of Event

Date

Location


Alternatives to Lawn 

 

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.  COST: Free

To sign up or for more information, please click here.

 


Thursday, June 1, 2017

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Alameda Co. Water District, 43885 S. Grimmer Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536
Compost Basics Workshop

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.  COST: Free

To register or for more information, please click here.

 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

10:00 am to noon

Cubberley Comm Ctr Room H-1 4000 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 9430
Design-It-Yourself Native Garden, A talk by Deva Luna

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! COST: Free

For more information, please call (650) 851-1701

 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028
Compost Basics Workshop

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. COST: Free

To register or for more information, please click here.

 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

10:00 am to noon

Murphy Park Building 250 N. Sunnyvale Ave Sunnyvale, CA
Creating a Bee-Friendly Native Garden

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.

For more information, please call (650) 359-3397

 

Monday, June 12, 2017

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Pacifica Sanchez Library, 1111 Terra Nova Boulevard, Pacific
Composts Basics Workshop

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.

To register or for more information, please click here.

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

10:00 am to noon

Machado Park Building 3360 Cabrillo Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95051
Composts Basics Workshop

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

To register or for more information, please click here.

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

10:00 am to noon

Environmental Innovation Ctr. 1608 Las Plumas Ave. San Jose 95133
Easy to Grow Native Plants

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!

For more information, please call (408) 866-1991.

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave., Campbell

Bay Area Eco Gardens Events

To learn about other events featuring water efficiency, drought-tolerant plant selection, irrigation design & maintenance, as well as composting, check out www.bayareaecogardens.org/

QUESTIONS? Call the Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554 or email us at Conservation@valleywater.org.