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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! 


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Compost Basics

Worm Composting Basics

Other Local Events & Workshops

 

Cancelled - Designing Native Gardens and Rainwater Harvesting 
We apologize for the inconvenience but due to an unexpected emergency, this workshop has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for a potential rescheduling of a workshop on this topic. 
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

 

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.

All workshops require pre-registration since space is limited.  

    April 21, 2018
    10am - Noon
    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto
    To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640

    June 2, 2018
    10am - Noon
    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto
    To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640

    August 4, 2018
    10am - Noon
    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlfield Road
    Palo Alto
    To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640

    September 1, 2018
    10am - Noon
    Master Gardener's Demonstration Garden
    Eleanor Pardee Park, garden entrance on Center Drive near Martin Avenue
    Palo Alto
    To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640
 
    October 20, 2018
    10am - Noon
    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlfield Road
    Palo Alto
    To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640



Worm Composting Basics

Worms will eat your kitchen scraps and create a nutrient rich soil amendment for indoor and outdoor plants. This is a no fuss, no smell and low maintenance way to compost. Come to one of our workshops and learn how easy and fun worm composting can be.

All workshops require pre-registration since space is limited.

    July 21, 2018
    10am - Noon
    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto
    To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640

 


  

Other Local Events & Workshops:

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: Sep 19, 2017
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