The SFPUC sponsors free or low-cost gardening workshops to help San Francisco residents create and maintain beautiful and water-efficient landscapes. Most classes are held at Garden for the Environment, a one-half acre organic community garden located at the corner of Lawton Street and 7th Avenue. All workshops require pre-registration to attend.
To pre-register for the following classes, contact Garden for the Environment at (415) 558-8246 or visit www.gardenfortheenvironment.org
NATURAL PLANT CARE
Saturday, May 18th
Planning ahead for low-maintenance design and sustainable products is a key element to a successful organic garden. Join us to learn about natural maintenance practices that will keep your garden beautiful and your labor to a minimum.
Saturday, June 15th
Water is vital to garden health. But, when is enough, enough? Join us to learn earth-friendly ways to water the garden and the most efficient practices for the Bay Area’s Mediterranean climate.
MAKING EVERY DROP COUNT: IRRIGATION 101
Saturday, June 29th
Cost: $25 (or $15 for Members of Garden for the Environment)
The best way to save money on your water bill and keep your plants healthy is to install drip irrigation in your garden. Join Tom Bressan from the Urban Farmer Store and Garden for the Environment for a class that will teach you how to design, install and use your own drip irrigation system. As we garden in our dry and windy summer learn the best ways to get your plants the water they need consistently and efficiently all while greatly reducing the water you use!
LAUNDRY-TO-LANDSCAPE GRAYWATER WORKSHOPS
Classes are offered at the Urban Farmer Store for participants that have submitted a complete application for the Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) Graywater Program. Program participants are required to attend a free L2L installation workshop offered in partnership with the Urban Farmer Store. View a list of upcoming workshops.
Visit the Water-Wise and Natural Plant Care Demonstration Gardens!
Our agency sponsors two demonstration gardens in partnership with Garden for the Environment. The Water-Wise Demonstration Garden features low-water use and climate appropriate plants, efficient irrigation and conservation-friendly design. The Natural Plant Care Demonstration Garden features examples of best practices such as composting, planting the right plants in the right place, attracting beneficial bugs, using less-toxic products and methods, and planting native and climate appropriate plants. These Demonstration Gardens are open to the public and are located at 7th Avenue and Lawton Street in San Francisco.