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Date:

2017-02-09


Hours:

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Location:

Mountain View Public Library 585 Franklin St., Mountain View, CA 94041


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 (650) 903-6337


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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:

2017-02-11


Hours:

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Location:

Johnson Garden Center 520 Tennant Ave. #C, Morgan Hill, CA 95037


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 at (408) 630-2684. For parking, hours, or other nursery questions, contact Bruce Bowling at (408) 779-7171


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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. Please dress appropriately for an outdoor, shaded venue.


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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:

2017-02-04


Hours:

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Location:

Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto 94306


Cost:

$34.00


Description:

Did you know that your fruit tree can bear multiple varieties of fruit? Join Jesse Imbach and James Lalikos to learn more about fruit tree grafting in their workshop focused on using scions to build up your fruit collection. Discussion topics will include: ◾Sourcing and storing viable scions ◾Varietal selection ◾Tool selection ◾Best practices in grafting ◾Q&A Following the discussion, try your hand grafting scions supplied by the California Rare Fruit Growers Association to trees planted at Common Grounds. Surplus scions may be available to take home.


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Event Sponsor:

Common Ground Garden


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Date:

2017-02-04


Hours:

11 a.m. to Noon


Location:

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


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Boast about your blooms! In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn rose pruning basics and about dormant spray applications to combat common rose ailment and increase your flower yield.


Phone:

408-996-8355


Event Sponsor:

Summerwinds Nursery


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Comments:

RSVPs required; space is limited.


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Date:

2017-02-04


Hours:

11 a.m. to Noon


Location:

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


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Boast about your blooms! In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn rose pruning basics and about dormant spray applications to combat common rose ailments and increase your flower yield.


Phone:

650-967-3154


Event Sponsor:

Summerwinds Nursery


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Comments:

RSVPs required; space is limited.


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Date:

2017-02-04


Hours:

11 a.m. to Noon


Location:

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


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Boast about your blooms! In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn rose pruning basics and about dormant spray applications to combat common rose ailments and increase your flower yield.


Phone:

650-493-5136


Event Sponsor:

Summerwinds Nursery


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Comments:

RSVPs required; space is limited.


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Date:

2017-02-05


Hours:

11 a.m. to Noon


Location:

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


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Boast about your blooms! In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn rose pruning basics and about dormant spray applications to combat common rose ailments and increase your yield.


Phone:

408-866-0171


Event Sponsor:

Summerwinds Nursery


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Comments:

RSVPs required; space is limited.


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Date:

2017-02-05


Hours:

11 a.m. to Noon


Location:

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


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Boast about your blooms! In this informative and FREE Learn 'n Grow seminar, learn rose pruning basics and about dormant spray applications to combat common rose ailments and increase your flower yield.


Phone:

408-266-4440


Event Sponsor:

Summerwinds Nursery


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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 - 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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Comments:

RSVPs required; space is limited.


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Date:

2017-02-11


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Murphy Park Building 250 N. Sunnyvale Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94086


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:

2017-02-18


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Machado Park Building 3360 Cabrillo Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95054


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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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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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


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Event Sponsor:

UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County


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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.


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Event Sponsor:

UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County


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Date:

2017-02-10


Hours:

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Location:

Avenidas 450 Bryant St. Palo Alto, CA 94301


Cost:

FREE


Description:

This winter we've had a number of freezing nights. The cold nights bring benefits to our gardens as well as problems. UC Master Gardener Roberta Barnes will talk about what can be done to protect tender plants and how to care for plants that have been damaged. Avenidas classes are free and open to everyone! Come with your questions.


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Event Sponsor:

UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County


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Date:

2017-02-11


Hours:

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Location:

Community Room, Mountain View Public Library 585 Franklin St. Mountain View, CA 94041


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Don’t be tied to your garden—with your new drip system you can have more free time, save energy, and conserve water, while maintaining a healthy, productive garden. Learn how to install and maintain a drip-irrigation system yourself at this talk by UC Master Gardener Bob Heller. Everything you need to know, and all the pieces required to install a home drip-irrigation system, will be covered.


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Event Sponsor:

UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County


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Date:

2017-02-15


Hours:

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Location:

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


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Have you ever wondered which bugs are doing harm in your garden and which are helping out? There's a world of predators and parasitoids out there. Time to explore that world, learn who the players are, and change your gardening strategy to fight the baddies with the good guys. And as a double feature, you will learn how to use the UC Davis Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Database to come up with great garden bug solutions.


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Event Sponsor:

UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County


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Date:

2017-02-16


Hours:

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Location:

Palo Alto Rinconada Library 1213 Newell Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Discover the joy of growing vegetables and flowers from seed! Your reward will be access to a wider choice of varieties and seedlings ready just when you want to put them into the garden. UC Master Gardener Ann Burrell will discuss timing, soil mixes, grow pots, light and heat requirements, and sources of seed. Participants will practice both planting seeds and potting up small seedlings.


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Event Sponsor:

UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County


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Date:

2017-02-18


Hours:

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Location:

Program Room, Sunnyvale Public Library 665 W. Olive Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94086


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Do carrots really love tomatoes? Will bone meal help bulbs grow better? Learn the science-based truth from UC Master Gardener Karen Schaffer.


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Event Sponsor:

UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County


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2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto 94306

11 a.m. to Noon, Summerwinds Nursery - Cupertino Location 1491 S. De Anza Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014

11 a.m. to Noon, SummerWinds Nursery – Mountain View 805 Yuba Drive Mountain View, CA 94041

11 a.m. to Noon, SummerWinds Nursery - Palo Alto 725 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

11 a.m. to Noon, SummerWinds Nursery - Campbell 2460 S. Winchester Boulevard, Campbell, CA 95008

11 a.m. to Noon, SummerWinds Nursery - San Jose 4606 Almaden Expressway, San Joes, Ca 95118

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Johnson Garden Center 520 Tennant Ave. #C, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Community Room, Mountain View Public Library 585 Franklin St. Mountain View, CA 94041

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, West Valley Branch Library 1243 San Tomas Aquino, San Jose, CA 95117

11 a.m. to Noon, Summerwinds Nursery - Cupertino Location 1491 S. De Anza Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014

11 a.m. to Noon, SummerWinds Nursery – Mountain View 805 Yuba Drive Mountain View, CA 94041

11 a.m. to Noon, SummerWinds Nursery - Palo Alto 725 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

11 a.m. to Noon, SummerWinds Nursery - Campbell 2460 S. Winchester Boulevard, Campbell, CA 95008

11 a.m. to Noon, SummerWinds Nursery - San Jose 4606 Almaden Expressway, San Joes, Ca 95118