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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   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 Date Location


Free Grower Workshop

Irrigation Management:

Design, Maintenance and Efficiency

This workshop will provide concepts, tools, and on-farm examples for optimizing irrigation efficiency in greenhouse and row crops. Aspects of design, installation, and management of efficient drip and sprinkler irrigation systems will be discussed. Practical advice to help growers use water and fertilizer resources more efficiently will include proper pipe and pump sizing, flow meters, pressure regulation, sprinkler head spacing, drip design, and strategies to prevent and reduce emitter clogging from algae and debris. A guided tour of recently installed drip and sprinkler systems will demonstrate the basic equipment necessary to build and maintain your own efficient irrigation system.

To register for the field day and workshop: Email  Or call Charlotte at 510-526-1793 #5.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

1:00 to 3:00 pm


Amega Farms: 635 Pratt Lane, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Landscaping for a Dry California

Join us at the Johnson Garden Center in Morgan Hill on Saturday, May 9th 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 9, 2015

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Johnson Garden Center, 520 Tennant Ave, Ste. C, Morgan Hill
Lose Your Lawn Talk

You stopped watering your lawn because of the drought and because you wanted something new, but now the "lawn" is full of weeds. What do you do? Come to this talk and be inspired to create a beautiful, water-wise garden! See a variety of no-lawn landscaping styles and ideas. Get professional tips on removing that weed-filled patch called a lawn, learn to choose climate-adapted native plants, and find out how you can qualify for landscape rebates.

Free Admission • • • 650.260.3450


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

7-8:30 pm

Morgan Hill Library, 660 West Main Ave, Morgan Hill