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Flower above: Guaiacum coulteri, photo credit: Janet Rademacher

Events:

Wednesday, February 22nd
Sustainable Vegetable Gardening
Did you know that our Mediterranean climate is perfect for year-round gardens? Join the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy in partnership with UC Master Gardener Dee Brown for an exciting six-week series about sustainable vegetable gardening! Learn how to grow a successful, environmentally responsible food garden that produces delicious vegetables and herbs every month of the year! Topics include: soil preparation, amendments, and fertilizers; irrigation methods and systems; working with both seeds and seedlings; sustainable drought strategies; requirements of specific warm- and cool-season crops and varieties that do well in our area; and how to identify and manage common pests, weeds, and diseases of vegetable crops in Santa Clara County. This is a six-week class meeting on Wednesdays Feb. 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29. Cost is $70. Register with the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

Saturday, February 25th
What's Graywater? Find out at the Workshop!
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.

Saturday, February 25th
Citrus Know-How
In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn about how to grow and care for citrus.

Saturday, February 25th
Citrus Know-How
In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, you'll learn how to plant and care for citrus.

Saturday, February 25th
Citrus Know-How
In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn how to plant and care for citrus.

Saturday, February 25th
Compost Basics Workshops
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.

Sunday, February 26th
Citrus Know-How
In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn how to plant and care for citrus.

Sunday, February 26th
Citrus Know-How
In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn how to plant and care for citrus.

Monday, February 27th
Beginning Gardening
Are you new to gardening? Come to this three-week course to learn the basics so you can get out into your yard with confidence! Learn about the wide variety of plants that will thrive here in Santa Clara County and how to grow them successfully. Topics will include planning and preparing a garden, understanding what plants need, how to shop in a nursery for best results, and many more tips and techniques to help your garden flourish. This course includes an optional Saturday morning visit to a local community garden for hands-on experience. Taught by UC Master Gardeners, this three-week course meets Mondays Feb. 27, March 6, and March 13. Registration is required. Cost is $55.

Saturday, March 4th
What's Graywater? Find out at the Workshop!
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. Registration Required.

Saturday, March 4th
Graywater Laundry to Landscape Workshop
Join us for this FREE Learn 'n Grow class, featuring Justin Burks from The Santa Clara Valley Water District and learn about the benefits of installing a simple, sustainable graywater laundry-to-landscape system in your home. Plus, learn about the Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program offered by The Santa Clara Valley Water District.

Funding Agencies

Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program

Recycling & Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County


Participating Agencies

City of Cupertino

City of Los Altos

Town of Los Altos Hills

City of Milpitas

City of Mountain View

City of Palo Alto

City of San Jose

City of Santa Clara

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara Valley Water District

City of Sunnyvale

West Valley Communities (Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga)

Date:

2017-03-04


Hours:

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Location:

Summerwinds Nursery 1491 S. De Anza Blvd., 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. Registration Required.


Phone:

For workshop or graywater questions, contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684 For parking, hours, or other nursery questions, contact Lawrence Collins at (408) 996-8355


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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Comments:

Schedule includes one hour workshop plus Q&A. 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:

2017-02-25


Hours:

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Location:

West Valley Branch Library 1243 San Tomas Aquino, San Jose, CA 95117


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) 244-4747


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


Comments:

Schedule includes Tabling from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, and Workshop from 1:00 PM - 2 PM. 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:

2017-02-25


Hours:

11 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Summerwinds Nursery - Cupertino Location 1491 S. De Anza Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014


Cost:

FREE


Description:

In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn about how to grow and care for citrus.


Phone:

408-996-8355


Event Sponsor:

Summerwinds Nursery


Click to Register


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Comments:

RSVPs required; space is limited.


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Date:

2017-02-25


Hours:

11 a.m. to Noon


Location:

SummerWinds Nursery – Mountain View 805 Yuba Drive Mountain View, CA 94041


Cost:

FREE


Description:

In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, you'll learn how to plant and care for citrus.


Phone:

650-967-3154


Event Sponsor:

SummerWinds Nursery


Click to Register


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Comments:

RSVPs required; space is limited.


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Date:

2017-02-25


Hours:

11 a.m. to Noon


Location:

SummerWinds Nursery - Palo Alto 725 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303


Cost:

FREE


Description:

In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn how to plant and care for citrus.


Phone:

650-493-5136


Event Sponsor:

Summerwinds Nursery


Click to Register


Click for Map


Comments:

RSVPs required; space is limited.


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Date:

2017-02-26


Hours:

11 a.m. to Noon


Location:

SummerWinds Nursery - Campbell 2460 S. Winchester Boulevard, Campbell, CA 95008


Cost:

FREE


Description:

In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn how to plant and care for citrus.


Phone:

408-866-0171


Event Sponsor:

Summerwinds Nursery


Click to Register


Click for Map


Comments:

RSVPs required; space is limited.


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Date:

2017-02-26


Hours:

11 a.m. to Noon


Location:

SummerWinds Nursery - San Jose 4606 Almaden Expressway, San Joes, Ca 95118


Cost:

FREE


Description:

In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn how to plant and care for citrus.


Phone:

408-266-4440


Event Sponsor:

SummerWinds Nursery


Click to Register


Click for Map


Comments:

RSVPs required; space is limited.


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Date:

2017-03-04


Hours:

11 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Summerwinds Nursery - Cupertino Location 1491 S. De Anza Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Join us for this FREE Learn 'n Grow class, featuring Justin Burks from The Santa Clara Valley Water District and learn about the benefits of installing a simple, sustainable graywater laundry-to-landscape system in your home. Plus, learn about the Graywater Laundry to Landscape Rebate Program offered by The Santa Clara Valley Water District.


Phone:

408-996-8355


Event Sponsor:

Summerwinds Nursery


Click to Register


Click for Map


Comments:

RSVPs required; space is limited.


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Date:

2017-02-25


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Hidden Villa 26870 Moody Rd Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4209


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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Comments:


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Date:

2017-02-22


Hours:

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Location:

Guadalupe River Park Conservancy 438 Coleman Ave. San Jose, CA 95110


Cost:

$70.00


Description:

Did you know that our Mediterranean climate is perfect for year-round gardens? Join the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy in partnership with UC Master Gardener Dee Brown for an exciting six-week series about sustainable vegetable gardening! Learn how to grow a successful, environmentally responsible food garden that produces delicious vegetables and herbs every month of the year! Topics include: soil preparation, amendments, and fertilizers; irrigation methods and systems; working with both seeds and seedlings; sustainable drought strategies; requirements of specific warm- and cool-season crops and varieties that do well in our area; and how to identify and manage common pests, weeds, and diseases of vegetable crops in Santa Clara County. This is a six-week class meeting on Wednesdays Feb. 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29. Cost is $70. Register with the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy


Phone:


Event Sponsor:

UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County


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Comments:


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Date:

2017-02-27


Hours:

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Location:

Adult and Community Education Center 591 W. Fremont Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94087


Cost:

$55.00


Description:

Are you new to gardening? Come to this three-week course to learn the basics so you can get out into your yard with confidence! Learn about the wide variety of plants that will thrive here in Santa Clara County and how to grow them successfully. Topics will include planning and preparing a garden, understanding what plants need, how to shop in a nursery for best results, and many more tips and techniques to help your garden flourish. This course includes an optional Saturday morning visit to a local community garden for hands-on experience. Taught by UC Master Gardeners, this three-week course meets Mondays Feb. 27, March 6, and March 13. Registration is required. Cost is $55.


Phone:


Event Sponsor:

UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County


Click to Register


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Comments:


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