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.
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
Our City Forest is hosting it’s Annual Spring Plant Sale at their San Jose nursery. This is a great opportunity to adopt a tree or plant, and to visit with community organizations.
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!
Gain practical, hands-on experience with the components and sizing considerations in converting lawn sprinkler systems to efficient drip irrigation.
Free! Register by emailing Amber Schat at Amber.Schat@Sanjoseca.gov.
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.
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