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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/$25Saturday 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/$25Saturday 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 $20/25Saturday 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/$25Saturday 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/$25Two (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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