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Sustainable Pest Management - Sunnyvale
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Sustainable Pest Management - Sunnyvale

  • Sunnyvale Teaching and Demo Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Maintaining a healthy garden is the first step to dealing with pests. Master Gardener Karen Hurst will introduce the Integrated Pest Management approach (IPM) and discuss how to deal with specific pests in a sustainable way. After the talk, we can tour the community garden to identify and discuss some common pest issues. Check out the UC Integrated Pest Management website, it's a treasure trove of information on pests and diseases.

Free! No registration required.

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Beginner’s Bird and Plant ID Walk at Lake Cunningham - San Jose
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Beginner’s Bird and Plant ID Walk at Lake Cunningham - San Jose

  • Lake Cunningham Park- Marina Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At the onset of summer, join us for a beginner’s bird and plant identification walk through Lake Cunningham Park. This park is a major destination for waterfowl and migratory birds and its native garden draws many birds due to its habitat value. On this walk, Vicki Silvas-Young will show you how to identify the common birds of our area, as well as the native plants they depend on for food, shelter and nesting places.

The distance will be 4 miles round trip on a level path. Bring a hat, water, your plant and bird lists and binoculars. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Parking fee is $6.

Reservations are required. Please RSVP at www.meetup.com (“California Native Plant Society – Santa Clara Valley Chapter”) or through the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (OSA) Events page www.openspaceauthority.org/visitors/events.html. This plant walk is jointly organized by CNPS, OSA and Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society.

Lake Cunningham Park is located at 2305 S. White Road, San Jose. We’ll meet at the Marina building at 9am. See directions at the Meetup or OSA listing.

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Irrigation Equipment Upgrade and Landscape Water Use Efficiency in Palo Alto
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Irrigation Equipment Upgrade and Landscape Water Use Efficiency in Palo Alto

Learn about irrigation equipment upgrades that will help make your irrigation system more efficient, discounts and rebate offers, and resources to get your started on improving your irrigation system.

Instructor: Sherri Osaka

More information and Registration here.

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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Rainwater Harvesting: Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels, and Cisterns in Palo Alto
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Rainwater Harvesting: Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels, and Cisterns in Palo Alto

Come learn about capturing rainwater on your property with rain barrels, rain gardens, and cisterns to help conserve water and reduce runoff volume.  Learn about designing and maintaining these systems, rebate offers, and resources available to you.

Instructor: Sherri Osaka

More information, including registration here.

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