We've added 12 new homes to our photo page of completed local lawn to garden projects, meaning we now have 57 projects for you to look over and get ideas for landscaping your new water-saving garden. You'll see recently-completed gardens & mature ones. See all 57 completed local projects...
The District's Conservation Newsletter reminds readers that it's winter -- short days, cool temperatures some rain - so they need to remember to turn off their irrigation systems. Read the newsletter...
The California Native Plant Database is one of the best sources we've ever seen for finding all kinds of native plants that will thrive in your yard. More than 2,000 plants are cataloged. Take a look, and grow the plants that belong where you live. Additional Info...
January 21Winter Fruit Tree Pruning This class will be taught in a large Berkeley garden with over 20 different fruit trees to practice on. We will cover which varieties do well in the area, as well as purchasing good trees, pruning in youth, on-going pruning, and natural approaches to common disease and insect issues. Our goal will be to gain confidence in our ability to take care of productive, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing trees. This is a hands on class, and participants will have an opportunity to make some cuts with in...Read on...
January 27Growing Food 101: Getting Your Garden Started Growing Food 101: Getting Your Garden Started is the first class of a three part series that spans three months (one class each month). Session 1: Getting Started will cover food safety, soil structure, building raised vegetable beds, and setting up irrigation systems and watering strategies. You'll learn everything you need to know to structure your edible garden for success. This class can stand alone or you can sign up for all three classes. If you'd like to sign up for all three at once, pl...Read on...