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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 For questions, please call (408) 630-2554. Event participation is dependent on staffing availability. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.


Name of Event/Workshop

Description of Event



Native, Drought Tolerant Plants and Pruning with Sherri Osaka


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. Dress for the elements! Wear garden boots, a hat, sunscreen, etc.. Tools will be provided.

Free.  For more information, please click here.


Saturday, November 19, 2016

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Nature's Inspiration Gardens within the Guadalupe Gardens, San Jose. Corner of W. Taylor St. and Walnut St. Free Parking on Seymour St. Walk to the north side of the man-made hill.


The Watershed Approach to Landscape Design

A class for home gardeners and landscape professionals.  Join us to find out how to create drought resilient landscapes that conserve water, reduce pollution, invite habitat, and are just plain gorgeous. 

$10 registration fee, lunch included.  Reserve your space at 


Saturday, December 10, 2016

9:00 am to 5:00 pm


San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School, 1560 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA

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

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