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City of Palo Alto Events & Workshops

City of Palo Alto Events & Workshops

The City of Palo Alto offers a variety of events and workshops focused on resource sustainability, emergency preparedness, community resilience, and more. Learn how to reduce waste, conserve water, save energy, and prevent pollution.

Check back here regularly since this page is updated with new workshops throughout the year.

View presentations from previous workshops. 

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The Great Race for Saving Water & Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 13, 9am-1pm

Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Road, Palo Alto

Register Today!

The Great Race for Saving Water is a family-friendly 5K/10K run/walk and kids 1K fun run, plus Earth Day festival.

Join us for a special event this year as the City of Palo Alto celebrates its 125th anniversary!

After the race, enjoy a free festival with live music, electric vehicle (EV) ride & drive, bird walk, zoo animals, arts & crafts, nature activities, raffle prizes, community booths with activities and demonstrations, environmental and public safety resources.

  • Introducing a new 10K distance this year! Plus the original 5K course and kids 1K fun run.
  • Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on the 2019 celebration.
  • Help us spread the word! Share our flyer with friends, families and coworkers. Consider getting a team together to receive a discount on registration!
  • Sponsorships are available. Get your company or organization's brand out there to demonstrate your commitment to sustainability! Read more about sponsorships.

View the event schedule and activity map at www.cityofpaloalto.org/earthday

Irrigation Equipment Upgrades and Landscape Water Use Efficiency

Saturday, May 11, 9am-noon

Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Learn about irrigation equipment upgrades that will help make your irrigation system more efficient, discounts and rebate offers, and resources to get your started on improving your irrigation system.

Instructor: Sherri Osaka

Register here.

Maintaining Native Gardens and Leak Detection

Saturday, June 1, 9am-noon

Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Learn how to create a beautiful, low water use and low maintenance landscape with native plants.  You will learn design concepts, best practices, and how to set goals and a budget in this informative lecture class.

Instructor: Sherri Osaka

Register here.

Other Local Events & Workshops:
Regional 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

Last Updated: February 4, 2019