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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
Landscaping for a Dry California: Converting Thirsty Gardens to Climate Appropriate Landscapes

Join us at Summerwinds in Santa Clara on Saturday, May 23rd from 10:00am -12:00pm for our workshop titled “Landscaping for a Dry California: Converting Thirsty Gardens to Climate Appropriate Landscapes” taught by Ashley Carter, a Water Conservation Specialist at the District with a background in sustainable landscape design.

The two-hour workshop will cover lawn removal techniques, plant selection and design basics, high efficiency irrigation and more. It will also review, step-by-step, how to apply for our rebate and how to fill out the necessary documents.

 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

10:00 am - noon

Summerwinds Nursery, 2931 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara Co. present this workshop:  Drought-Tolerant Landscaping.  Free.

https://www.mastergardeners.org/upcoming-events

Saturday, May 23, 2015

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Santa Clara City Library, Central Park Location, 2635 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara
Drought Survival 101: Keeping your ornamental and food gardens alive

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara Co. present this workshop: Drought Survival 101: Keeping your ornamental and food gardens alive.

Cost: Free.

https://www.mastergardeners.org/upcoming-events

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave., Campbell
Winning with Salvias!

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara Co. present this workshop: Winning with Salvias.

Cost: Free.

https://www.mastergardeners.org/upcoming-events

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

7:30pm to 8:30pm

Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos
Make Every Drop Count: Vegetable Gardening in a Drought

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara Co. present this workshop: Make Every Drop Count: Vegetable Gardening in a Drought.

Cost: Free.

https://www.mastergardeners.org/upcoming-events

 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

10:30am to 12:00pm

Bascom Ave. Branch, San Jose Public Library, 1000 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose
Making the Most of your Irrigation System

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara Co. present this workshop: Making the Most of your Irrigation System.

Cost: Free.

https://www.mastergardeners.org/upcoming-events

 

Friday, June 12, 2015

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto
Replacing Your Lawn

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara Co. present this workshop: Replacing Your Lawn .

Cost: Free.

https://www.mastergardeners.org/upcoming-events

 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

10:00am to 12:00pm

Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, Visitor and Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose
Water-Wise Gardening Tactics

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara Co. present this workshop: Water-Wise Gardening Tactics.

Cost: Free.

https://www.mastergardeners.org/upcoming-events

 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

7:00pm

Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga
Worshop for Landscape Irrigation Managers

Get Ahead or Get Parched: Six Ways to Survive the DroughtLearn how to maintain your landscape and reduce water use by improving water management and system effi ciency. This workshop features indoor presentations and outdoor demonstrations on the following topics:

1. Understanding precipitation rates (PR) to mitigate water and pesticide runoff

2. Improving sprinkler distribution uniformity (DU) to reduce water use

3. Improving controller programs to reduce and manage water use

4. Determining application rates and PR of drip/micro irrigation

5. Understanding soils to reduce runoff or deep percolation

6. Understanding and reading water meters to improve irrigation effi ciency

Cost:  $20; includes a certifi cate of participation (for IA and PLANET CEUs). Also included - 3 hours continuing education “Other” credits from DPR.

Register online at: http://ccuh.ucdavis.edu Contact CCUH with any questions: (530) 752-6642

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

7:00 am to noon

San Jose Masonic Center
Habitat Gardening

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara Co. present this workshop: Habitat Gardening.

Cost: Free.

https://www.mastergardeners.org/upcoming-events

 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Sunnyvale Teaching and Demonstration Garden, Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St., Sunnyvale
Great Plants for Dry Shade Areas

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara Co. present this workshop: Great Plants for Dry Shade Areas.

Cost: Free.

https://www.mastergardeners.org/upcoming-events

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

7:30pm to 8:30pm

Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos