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Gardening for Pollinators- A Walk and Talk - San Jose
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Gardening for Pollinators- A Walk and Talk - San Jose

  • Martial Cottle Park - UC Master Gardener area (map)
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Join us at the Master Gardener Demonstration and Education Center at Martial Cottle Park for a garden tour and presentation on gardening for pollinators. California native bees, European honey bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies are great pollinators and are fascinating to watch in the garden. Providing pollinator gardens in our urban areas will help their survival. This garden talk will teach you the basics of how to create a pollinator garden in your own yard. We will tour our native, habitat, and pollinator demonstration gardens to observe the bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies that are active at this time of year. We will also view and discuss the best California native plants and low-water Mediterranean plants in our garden that provide good sources of nectar and pollen throughout the year for these important insects and hummingbirds.

Participants should wear closed-toed shoes, layered clothing, and a hat, as the class is held outdoors in our Habitat Garden. A refillable water bottle is recommended. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to walk from the parking lot or Chynoweth Avenue to the Master Gardener's parcel at the park and sign in.

Free! No registration required.

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Creating Native Pollinator Gardens - Cupertino
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Creating Native Pollinator Gardens - Cupertino

Native plants are integral to an effective pollinator garden design. Based on functions within the ecosystem, the speaker will explore the interrelationships between plants, pollinators, other insects and animals. The goal is to allow you to design pollinator gardens, thereby leveraging California's wealth of biodiversity into more resilient--and beautiful--landscapes.

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Laundry to Landscape Graywater Installation - Mountain View
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Laundry to Landscape Graywater Installation - Mountain View

  • 749 W El Camino Real Mountain View, CA, 94040 United States (map)
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Start saving money and water by reusing laundry water in your landscape! Learn how to assess your home and landscaping to install a graywater system without additional expensive pumps, filters, tanks or permits. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of their laundry area and landscaping for additional help. Santa Clara County residents are eligible for a $200 rebate!

Lecture | Justin Burks

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Arbor Day Celebration - Los Gatos
Apr
26
9:30 AM09:30

Arbor Day Celebration - Los Gatos

Join the Town of Los Gatos and Blossom Hill Elementary in celebrating Arbor Day! 

This year we will be planting Redbud trees at the Town of Los Gatos Parks & Public Works Corporation Yard. 

Interested attendees will meet out front of 41 Miles Avenue and be guided to the planting location for a word from our mayor followed by a tree planting ceremony with assistance from Blossom Hill Elementary!

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Spring Garden Start-Up Demonstration - Santa Clara
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Garden Start-Up Demonstration - Santa Clara

  • San Tomas and Monroe Community Garden (map)
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The San Tomas & Monroe Neighborhood Community Garden opened  up late August, a little too late to grow the summer plants we all love: Cucumbers, tomatoes, squash , chili peppers and corn. March 15 marks the last chance of frost in Santa Clara County, which opens up a whole new class of vegetables and fruit that can be grown.

So, on Saturday, March 16th, the Garden Coordinator would like to invite the public to help him plant new spring vegetables in the Teaching beds from 9am – 12pm. He will be removing old plants, preparing the soil, and then plant spring/summer seeds and seedlings and will talk through every step to all in attendance. Tools and adult sized gloves are available. Please come in closed toed shoes and bring sun protection.

Contact the Garden Coordinator at (408) 615-3743 with your questions.

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Composting Workshop in Los Gatos
Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

Composting Workshop in Los Gatos

Start composting now, to prepare for spring and summer gardening! Compost is called 'black gold' and the 'heart of the garden'. Los Gatos/Saratoga Recreation District is hosting a COMPOSTING WORKSHOP in early March to get you started. Visit the instructor’s website for more info on composting:  http://www.scienceofagroecology.info/

Workshop Instructor is Les Kishler, AB Biological Sciences & MA Ecology (UC Berkeley).  He taught science and agriculture in LG-Saratoga High School District for over 30 years, and supervises the Los Gatos Summer Community Garden.

 Age:  18 or older

Registration Fee:  $32

Register by calling 408-354-8700 or email info@lgsrecreation.org or visit the Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation website 

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