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Events and Workshops

Events and workshops
The Santa Clara Valley Water District participates in many community outreach events. If you would like information about the water district attending your event, just click here to fill out the request form. Send your completed form to For questions, please call (408) 630-2554. Event participation is dependent on staffing availability. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Additionally, please check the new website, South Bay Green Gardens, which lists a wide variety of events.


Name of Event/Workshop

Description of Event



Master Gardeners  

Turn your leaves, yard trimmings and kitchen scraps into a nutrient rich soil amendment. Both green waste and worm composting will be covered.

Free. Registration is required

Saturday, September 2, 2017

10:00 am to noon

Palo Alto Demonstration Garden
851 Center Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Green Gardener Training

Expand your business using Green Gardening techniques! 

Two trainings: one in English and one in Spanish.  Each training session consists of 10 classes. 

Cost: $60 for landscape professionals; $120 for others

Register by calling (408) 522-2700



Wednesdays: Sep 13 to Nov 15, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM – English

Thursdays: Sep 14 to Nov 16, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM – Spanish


Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult Community Education (ACE)

591 West Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Lawn Removal and Native Garden Installation Workshop

In this half-day seminar, receive practical advice from an experienced landscaper, and view step-by-step pictures on simple ways to change your lawn into a lovely and low maintenance native garden. Learn a few important design principles, see before and after pictures, and receive a select list of go-to native plants for sun or shade. Sheet mulching will be demonstrated, along with instruction on improving soil and plant health. A power-packed presentation!

Register at:

Info:, 650-260-3450


Saturday, October 7, 2017

8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Evergreen Valley College, Sequoia Lecture Hall 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose

South Bay Green Gardens

To learn about other events featuring water efficiency, drought-tolerant plant selection, irrigation design & maintenance, as well as composting, check out South Bay Green Gardens.

QUESTIONS? Call the Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554 or email us at