Green, Home & Garden Classes


Cabrillo Extension in collaboration with the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County is offering a series of workshops and classes for home and garden.

These classes offer expert instruction on water-saving techniques and conservation principles to help preserve and protect our most valuable resource.

Cabrillo Extension’s collaboration with the following agencies has helped significantly reduce registration fees:

  • City of Watsonville
  • Soquel Creek Water District
  • City of Santa Cruz Water Department
  • San Lorenzo Valley Water District
  • Scotts Valley Water District

Design & Build Water Neutral Landscaping $20/$25

February 28
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

In this class, you’ll learn a whole systems approach to landscape design that synthesizes resources available with a unified plan that stores rain water in soil and cisterns, harvests abundant graywater, chooses plants that require less water, and applies gardening and irrigation practices to reduce inputs.

A-Z Rainwater Harvesting $20/$25

March 7
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
In this class we will discuss the fundamentals of designing a domestic rainwater harvesting system, how to optimize capture and usage, filtration and distribution. Graywater systems will also be discussed.

Graywater: Laundry to Landscape $20/25

March 3
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
This class gives participants information on re-purposing water which was previously considered waste water and can now be redirected for landscape and garden irrigation.

Replace Your Lawn! $20/$25

April 25
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
In this one-day class, you will be guided, step by step, through the entire lawn replacement process: from initial considerations of cost and difficulty, through selecting the right plants for your site, to soil! Preparation and planning, and finally, to the required maintenance.

Walkways, Pathways & Patios $20/$25

Two (2) Saturdays
May 16 & May 23
1:00-4:00 p.m.
In this class you will learn why pervious hardscapes are important to prevent storm run-off and keep water onsite. We will discuss cost-saving sustainable hardscape materials and what embodied energy is and why it matters. Lecture, hands on activities, and field trip included.

You can download the “Green Home & Garden Classes” flier below to view other additional classes that are offered at their regular fee.

Green Conservation Classes Spring Flyer (10.4 MiB)

  • Reduced fees for registrations before February 23rd.
  • Space is limited
  • For additional information call 831-479-6331
  • To register online click here.


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