1. Visit Our Booth at the Home and Garden Show -- We Have Free Tickets

    Visit or booth at the Home and Garden Show --Oct. 23-25 -- at the Concord Pavilion. We have free admission tickets. You will have a chance to talk to our water conservation experts about saving water and participating in our rebate programs. Read on...
  2. Grow Plants That Belong Where You Live

    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. Read on...
  3. State of California Rebates for Turf and Toilets

    The State of California is now offering rebates for turf replacements and for high efficiency toilets. Read on...
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  1. Sat, October 10

    Mow no Mo! - How to Remove Your Lawn By Sheet Mulching Learn how to sheet mulch your lawn and get it ready for a new water-wise landscape. This workshop is brought to you by the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour.
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  2. Sun, October 11

    Hot to Install A Drip Irrigation System, Lower Your Water Bill, and Get Paid For It, Too This hands-on workshop will be led by staff from the Urban Farmer Store, Kelly Marshall of Kelly Marshall Garden Design, Jennifer Smith, and Kathy Kramer of the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour. For information and to register visit
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  3. Wed, October 14

    From Laundry to Landscape: Greywater Reuse and Rainwater Harvesting for the Backyard Gardener Interested in reducing your water use while keeping your garden green? Greywater, water from sinks, showers, and washing machines, can be safely and reused to irrigate plants. Rainwater, can be stored and used for irrigation, non-potable indoor uses, or for an emergency water supply. Learn how you can transform your home and yard to collect and reuse these water resources. Natalie Kramer owns a socially minded, mini-farming and consulting business, The Little Acre. Natalie also works with Greywa…
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