Landscape Classes & Resources

You can design a landscape that conserves water as well as energy!

Free Sustainable Landscape Classes

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Zoom Webinar, Intro to Garden Design

Thursday, September 15th, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Are you looking for inspiration or need help putting your landscape plans together? Join Valley Water and the Daily Acts team for their Intro to Garden Design webinar to learn how to create a beautiful and efficient garden that performs well with your specific settings and goals. Click here to learn more and register for the event! 

Workshop Topics:

  • Garden design
  • Water wise landscapes
  • Edible landscaping
  • Biodiverse gardening

DIY Lawn Busters Workshop

Friday, September 23, 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Zoom & Saturday, September 24, 9:00 – 12:00 PM in Milpitas

Join Our City Forest’s Lawn Busters team to learn more about the design and conversion process to take your traditional high-water use turf to a drought tolerant landscape! The workshop consists of an online presentation and an in-person, hands-on session to go over the conversion process. All participants at the hands-on training will receive 50% off plants purchased at Our City Forest’s Community Nursery in San Jose.

Click here to learn more and register for the event!

Workshop Topics:

  • Landscape design
  • Water wise plant selection
  • Sheet mulching
  • Water efficient irrigation practices

Tree and Plant Maintenance During the Drought

Tuesday, October 11 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

With the current drought conditions and the new outdoor watering restrictions in place, many people are concerned about the health of their landscape. Join us for our FREE webinar to learn how you can maintain your plants and trees to keep them healthy and thriving while using less water. Click here to learn more and register for the event!

Workshop Topics:

  • Irrigation practices
  • Plant care
  • Tree maintenance
  • Water-wise plants

Drip Irrigation Basics: Save Every Drop!

Thursday, October 13, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Are you looking for ways to cut down your water use while still making sure your plants get what they need? Join Daily Acts and Valley Water to learn how to learn more about the benefits of drip irrigation systems, and learn how to install them. The webinar will also cover some of the best irrigation practices to save water while keeping your plants healthy!

Learn more or register for the class here!

Workshop Topics:

  • Benefits of drip irrigation
  • Types of soil
  • Drip irrigation system installation
  • Best irrigation practices

Videos of Previous Classes

View videos of past classes and learn how to create and maintain water-wise landscapes.