Drought proof your home! This inspiring and informative workshop is designed for homeowners interested in replacing their water-thirsty lawns with beautiful water efficient landscaping. Read on...
Want to see how much water you used in 2017? Or maybe you want to have notifications sent to you when your water use goes above a certain level. Well, you can get both of these and much more when you sign up for My Water Report. Read on...
The District will continue its popular Lawn to Garden Rebate Program in 2018. Participants can receive rebates of one dollar per square foot up to $1,000 for replacing their front lawns and sprinklers with water-wise landscaping and drip. Read on...
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...
February 6Bay Friendly Maintenance Training This training is targeted at professional landscape maintenance contractors. Give yourself a competitive edge by being a part of Bay-Friendly’s dynamic approach to maintaining and managing healthy landscapes. This four-session training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant care, integrated pest management, and more! Training is provided by the Rescape California.Read on...