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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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Utilities Advisory Commission Resilience Workshop

Wednesday, November 13, 7pm-9pm

Mitchell Park Community Center

3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

Register here

The City of Palo Alto Utilities and Utilities Advisory Commission (UAC) invite you to attend a joint workshop between the UAC and fellow community members to review our Utilities Resilience Framework, help us prioritize future projects and efforts to improve community resilience.


Pruning and Making New Plants from Old

Saturday, November 23, 9am-noon

Mitchell Park Community Center

3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

Register here

Horticulturist and designer Deva Luna is a master at making complicated topics, easy to understand. She loves plants and will share tips on the best way to prune, so the landscape grows better and looks natural. And, as a bonus, how to propagate new plants for free!

Instructor: Deva Luna

Rainwater Harvesting: Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels, and Cisterns

Saturday, December 7, 9am-noon

Mitchell Park Community Center

3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

Register here

Seasoned landscape pro Sherri Osaka will teach you about capturing rainwater on your property with rain gardens, rain barrels, and cisterns to help conserve water and reduce runoff volume. We'll also discuss design and maintenance of these systems, rebate offers, and other resources available for use of rain barrels and cisterns.

Instructor: Sherri Osaka

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