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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.

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CANCELLED: Landscape Design 101 Workshop

A professional landscape designer will walk you through the steps of creating a simple landscape plan. You will learn basic design principles, and get pro tips on plant placement & selection, setting goals, & budgeting. Create your own low water/low maintenance garden! Instructor: Deva Luna

Saturday, March 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Mitchell Park Library, El Palo Alto Room

3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Register Here

*Registration closes Friday, March 13th at noon

Walk-Ins are Welcome!

CANCELLED - Landscape Conversion 101

Do you want to convert your existing landscape to a more efficient and drought tolerant landscape but don’t know where to start? Do you want to enhance the environment for bees and butterflies? In this workshop you will learn how to convert your high water use landscape, such as lawns and pools, to a low water use landscape that is rich in California biodiversity. This workshop will also cover how to retrofit your irrigation equipment with more efficient options and rebates available to you.
Instructor: Juanita Salisbury

Saturday, April 11th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mitchell Park Library, El Palo Alto Room

3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Register Here

*Registration closes Saturday, April 11th at noon

Walk-Ins are welcome!

CANCELLED - 

Earth Day and Great Race for Saving Water

The Great Race for Saving Water is a family-friendly, pet-friendly 5K, 10K, Kids Dash fun run and walk, plus Earth Day festival. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day!

Free Earth Day Festival - After the race, join us for a celebratory expo with live music, food trucks, yoga, electric vehicle expo, nature activities, raffle, community booths with environmental and public safety resources, and more!

Interested in helping support this event? Volunteer and financial sponsorship opportunities are available.

Sponsorship information

Volunteer sign-up

Saturday, April 25, 9am - 1pm

Baylands Athletic Center

1900 Geng Road, Palo Alto

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: October 21, 2019