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.
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.
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
Discover how to locate, design, and install Rain Gardens including size, infiltration rates, and appropriate plants for capturing rain and urban runoff.
Free. To register, email Amber Schat at Amber.Schat@Sanjoseca.gov.
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.
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