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Date:

2016-06-04


Hours:

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Location:

Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto 94306


Cost:

$35


Description:

Looking for expert tips, tricks, and suggested varieties for gardening in the Bay Area? Look no further. Drew Harwell, expert manager of Jesse Cool’s garden, will detail out what every gardener needs to know for growing the healthiest fruits and veggies year-round in this unique micro-climate. In this garden class, he’ll cover his favorite vegetable varieties that thrive in Bay Area gardens, and he’ll discuss the best way to go about growing them. Drew will also be sharing some of the tips that he wishes he’d have known when he started gardening near the Bay. Don’t miss this chance to make your garden thrive all year long!


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Event Sponsor:

Common Ground Garden


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Taught by Drew Harwell who is an edible-garden and Permaculture consultant, the manager of Jesse Cool’s Seeds of Change Garden and the former Common Ground Garden Manager.


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Date:

2016-06-04


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Cubberley Comm Ctr Room H-1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306


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:

Compost Education Program


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Date:

2016-06-11


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Murphy Park Building, 250 N. Sunnyvale Ave, Sunnyvale


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Have you ever wondered what to do with all your food waste? How about feeding it to worms? Join us for a look at a unique method of managing home kitchen scraps, which turns trash into a valuable treasure – gardener’s black gold. Vermicomposting is the practice of feeding worms food scraps and in turn they produce a beneficial soil amendment called worm castings. At this workshop you will learn to build, maintain and troubleshoot a worm bin. For beginners to experienced composters, this workshop will be an opportunity to explore and ask an expert questions about composting using worms. I bet you never had a pet this productive!


Phone:

(408) 918-4640


Event Sponsor:

Compost Education Program


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Date:

2016-06-18


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Machado Park Building - 3360 Cabrillo Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051


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:

Compost Education Program


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Date:

2016-06-25


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Environmental Innovation Center, 1608 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose, 95133


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:

Compost Education Program


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Date:

2016-06-06


Hours:

6 to 7:30 pm


Location:

Rose Garden Branch Library, 1580 Naglee Ave. San José, CA 95126


Cost:

Free


Description:

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with Santa Clara Valley Water District staff to learn how to participate in their $200 graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. The focus is laundry-to-landscape systems, but the knowledgeable staff would be happy to answer questions about other types of graywater systems as well. Rebate is ONLY for laundry-to-landscape graywater systems. For more information, contact Pam Crider at (408) 808-3070 or pam.crider@sjlibrary.org


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Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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Date:

2016-06-08


Hours:

6:00pm to 7:00pm


Location:

Almaden Branch Library, 6445 Camden Ave. San José, CA 95120


Cost:

Free


Description:

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Michael Sarhad at (408) 808-3040 or michael.sarhad@sjlibrary.org. Review rebate information at http://www.valleywater.org/GraywaterRebate.aspx


Phone:

(408) 808-3040 or (408) 630-2684


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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Date:

2016-06-13


Hours:

5:30pm to 7:00pm


Location:

Santa Teresa Branch Library, 290 International Circle San José, CA 95119


Cost:

Free


Description:

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Rita Morin at (408) 808-3068 or rita.morin@sjlibrary.org. Review rebate information at http://www.valleywater.org/GraywaterRebate.aspx


Phone:

(408) 808-3068 or (408) 630-2684


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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Date:

2016-06-14


Hours:

5:30pm to 7:00pm


Location:

Berryessa Branch Library, 3355 Noble Avenue San José, CA 95132


Cost:

Free


Description:

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Casey McCoy at (408) 808-3050 or casey.mccoy@sjlibrary.org. Review rebate information at http://www.valleywater.org/GraywaterRebate.aspx


Phone:

(408) 808-3050 or (408) 630-2684


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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Date:

2016-06-15


Hours:

6 to 7:00 pm


Location:

West Valley Branch Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd. San José, CA 95117


Cost:

Free


Description:

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Maggie Kuo at (408) 244-4747 or maggie.kuo@sjlibrary.org. Review rebate information at http://www.valleywater.org/GraywaterRebate.aspx


Phone:

(408) 244-4747 or (408) 630-2684


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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Date:

2016-06-20


Hours:

6 to 7:00 pm


Location:

Dr. Roberto Cruz-Alum Rock Branch Library, 3090 Alum Rock Ave. San José, CA 95127


Cost:

Free


Description:

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Diana Learned at (408) 808-3090 or diana.learned@sjlibrary.org. Review rebate information at http://www.valleywater.org/GraywaterRebate.aspx


Phone:

(408) 808-3090 or (408) 630-2684


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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Date:

2016-06-22


Hours:

6 to 7:00 pm


Location:

Calabazas Branch Library, 1230 S Blaney Ave. San José, CA 95129


Cost:

Free


Description:

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Leslie Tanaka-Loza at (408) 808-3066 or leslie.tanaka-loza@sjlibrary.org. Review rebate requirements at http://www.valleywater.org/GraywaterRebate.aspx


Phone:

(408) 808-3066 or (408) 630-2684


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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Date:

2016-06-27


Hours:

6 to 7:00 pm


Location:

Educational Park Branch Library, 1772 Educational Park Dr. San José, CA 95133


Cost:

Free


Description:

This brief workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Renee Gimelli at (408) 808-3073 or renee.gimelli@sjlibrary.org. Review rebate information at http://www.valleywater.org/GraywaterRebate.aspx


Phone:

(408) 808-3073 or (408) 630-2684


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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Date:

2016-06-28


Hours:

6 to 7:00 pm


Location:

Bascom Branch Library, 1000 S Bascom Ave. San José, CA 95128


Cost:

Free


Description:

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Shirley Tanase at (408) 808 -3077 or shirley.tanase@sjlibrary.org. Review rebate information at http://www.valleywater.org/GraywaterRebate.aspx


Phone:

(408) 808 -3077 or (408) 630-2684


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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Date:

2016-06-29


Hours:

6 to 7:00 pm


Location:

Village Square Branch Library, 4001 Evergreen Village Square, San Jose, CA 95135


Cost:

Free


Description:

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Randall Studstill at randall.studstill@sjlibrary.org


Phone:

(408) 630-2684


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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