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Register for City of Palo Alto Events & Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops to help you 'green' your life. Learn how to reduce waste, conserve water, save energy, and prevent pollution! Check back regularly since this page is updated with new workshops throughout the year.

Click here to view presentations from previous workshops. Add your name to our email list to get updates on workshops and other programs! 

Quick Links to Workshops
Compost Basics
Other Local Events & Workshops

Compost Basics
Using compost in your garden improves your soil, benefiting your plants and enhancing your garden's health and vitality. Compost helps plants absorb nutrients already in your soil, allows plants to develop better root structure which will help them grow healthier, and holds onto water and nutrients that are applied and slowly releases them when plants need them. Learn how easy it is to compost, attend one of these FREE compost workshops.

Workshop requires pre-registration since space is limited.  
October 21, 2017
10am - Noon
Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640.

Designing Native Gardens and Rainwater Harvesting 

Learn how to create a beautiful, low water use and low maintenance landscape with native plants, as well as how to harvest rainwater using rain barrels or a cistern. You will learn basic design concepts, best practices, how to set goals and a budget. See your sample design come together from start to finish! 

Saturday, November 4
9am - noon
Lucie Stern Community Center, Community Room
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301 
Register here


Other Local Events & Workshops:

South Bay Green Gardens
Regional Workshops
Santa Clara Valley Water District Workshops
Lucie Stern Demonstration Garden
Palo Alto City Hall Demonstration Garden
UCCE Master Gardener's Demonstration Garden
Transition Palo Alto Share Faire
Document Shredding Events
Repair Café Palo Alto
Citywide Yard Sale 

Photo credit:  "no water use" garden - courtesy Dr. Elizabeth Dougherty, PhD.

Last Updated October 3, 2017