Landscape Classes

Landscape Education Classes are offered in the Spring and Fall of each year.

Learn how to garden beautifully while reducing your water use.  BAWSCA’s Landscape Education Classes are designed to introduce homeowners, commercial property managers, landscape service providers, and others to the concepts of water-efficient and sustainable landscaping.

 

FREE Classroom Lectures and Hands-On Workshops focus on:

  • Sustainable Landscaping
    • Understanding Water-Use Efficiency in the Landscape
    • Use of California Native and Drought Tolerant Plants
    • Creating Healthy Soil
  • Alternatives to Lawn
  • Habitat Gardening
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Water Efficient Irrigation Practices
  • Parent/Child Gardening Workshop


Water Conservation 101

Learn how to reduce your water consumption, help our local water shortage, and save money! BAWSCA’s Water Conservation 101 classes present important facts and updates on the recent water restrictions, ways to check and control your own home water usage, and how to take advantage of rebate and resource opportunities.

 

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All Classes and Events



Part 1: Garden Design + Plant Selection
Wed Aug 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Mountain View Public Library - 585 Franklin St., Mountain View (1st Floor Program Room)
Native Plants- Planting, Pruning and Maintenance
Sat Sep 15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Guadalupe Gardens Courtyard - 411 Seymour St., San Jose, CA 95110
Gardening with Succulents
Sat Sep 15, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
North Coast County Water - 2400 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044
Rainwater Harvesting
Sat Sep 15, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Open to the Public
LEAF Center - 36501 Niles Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536
Part 2: Garden Installation
Wed Sep 19, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Mountain View Public Library - 585 Franklin Street., CA 94040 (1st floor Program Room)
Water Efficient Edible & Pollinator Friendly Plants
Sat Sep 22, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Hayward City Hall - 777 B Street Hayward, CA 94549
Greywater Laundry to Landscape
Wed Sep 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Open to the Public
City Hall - 50 Park Pl, Brisbane, CA 94005
Native Plants and Drought Tolerant Landscape
Wed Sep 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Open to the Public
San Mateo Public Library - 55 W. 3rd Avenue., San Mateo CA 94402
Native and Drought Tolerant Plants-Planting Techniques and Sheet mulching
Sat Sep 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Independence High School - 617 N Jackson Ave., San Jose, CA 95133
Gardening with Succulents
Sat Sep 29, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sal Cracolice Recreation Facility - 791 Garden St. Milpitas, CA 95035 (Sal Cracolice Building - Auditorium)
Save Energy, Water and Money
Wed Oct 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Burlingame Public Library - 480 Primrose Road., Burlingame, CA (Lane Rm )
Greywater Laundry to Landscape Irrigation Systems
Sat Oct 6, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sal Cracolice Recreation Facility - 791 Garden St. Milpitas, CA 95035 (Sal Cracolice Building - Auditorium)
Beautiful Alternatives To Lawns
Sun Oct 7, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Open to the Public
San Mateo Central Park - 101 Ninth Ave, San Mateo. Enter at Ninth Ave. & Palm Ave. (Kohl Pumphouse)
Create a water-efficient and low-maintenance landscape using native and drought-tolerant plants
Tue Oct 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Open to the Public
Millbrae Library - 1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030
Native/Drought Tolerant Plants Installation and Maintenance
Wed Oct 10, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Stanford University - 340 Bonair Siding Conference Rooms H, D, L
Rain Barrel Workshop - Flows to Bay
Sat Oct 13, 10:30 am - 11:30 am - Open to the Public
San Mateo Library -55 W 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402 (Laurel Room)
Water Efficient California Native Plant Alternatives and Pollinator Gardens for Residential Backyards
Sat Oct 13, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sal Cracolice Recreation Facility - 791 Garden St. Milpitas, CA 95035 (Sal Cracolice Building - Auditorium)
Design-it-Yourself Native Garden
Tue Oct 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Open to the Public
Mid-Peninsula Water District Office - 3 Dairy Lane, Belmont, CA 94002
Part 3: Garden Maintenance
Wed Oct 17, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Mountain View Public Library - 585 Franklin St. Mountain View, CA 94041 (1st floor Program Room)
Alternatives to Lawn
Thu Oct 18, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Open to the Public
Stanford University - 340 Bonair Siding Conference Rooms H, D, L
Converting to Drip Irrigation
Sat Oct 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Fire Station 14 - 1201 San Tomas Aquino Rd., San Jose, CA 95117
Fun for Family Workshop: Plant a Native California Plant Pollinator Garden from Seed!
Sat Oct 20, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
North Coast County Water - 2400 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044
Water Efficient Irrigation Systems
Sat Oct 20, 11:00 am - 1:45 pm - Open to the Public
Sal Cracolice Recreation Facility - 791 Garden St. Milpitas, CA 95035 (Sal Cracolice Building - Auditorium)
Do it Yourself Convert Spray to Drip Irrigation
Sat Oct 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Hayward City Hall - 777 B Street Hayward, CA 94546
Rainwater Harvesting & Graywater Reuse
Sat Oct 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center 550 E Remington Dr.. Synnyvale, CA 94087 (Laurel Room)
Irrigation Equipment Upgrades & Outdoor Survey
Sat Oct 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Palo Alto Art Center - 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (Auditorium)
Alternatives To Lawn
Sat Oct 27, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sal Cracolice Recreation Facility - 791 Garden St. Milpitas, CA 95035 (Sal Cracolice Building - Auditorium)
Native and Drought Tolerant Plants- Planting Techniques
Sat Nov 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Fire Station 14 - 1201 San Tomas Aquino Rd, San Jose, CA 95117
Gardening with Succulents
Sat Nov 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Hayward City Hall - 777 B Street Hayward, CA 94554
Plan your California Trend Setting Landscape
Sat Nov 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Redwood City Public Works Department - 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063
Drought-tolerant Native Plant and Pollinator Gardens for Residential Backyards
Sat Nov 3, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
North Coast County Water - 2400 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044
Family Workshop: Attracting Good Bugs to Your Garden
Sat Nov 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center - 550 E Remington Dr.. Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (Laurel Room)
Irrigation Maintenance and Leak Detection
Wed Nov 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Open to the Public
Mountain View Public Library - 585 Franklin St. Mountain View, CA 94041 (1st floor Program Room)
Water-Efficient Edible Gardening
Thu Nov 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Open to the Public
ACWD Headquarters - 43885 S. Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94530
Designing Native Gardens
Sat Dec 1, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Mitchell Park Community Center - 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (El Palo Alto Room)
Designing Native and Drought-Tolerant Gardens
Sat Dec 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center - 550 E Remington Dr.. Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (Laurel Room)
Maintaining Native Gardens and Leak Detection
Sat Dec 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Mitchell Park Community Center - 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (El Palo Alto Room)