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Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

Water Smart Garden Maintenance In-Person Workshop

Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 10 a.m. – Noon | REGISTER


Programming Your Irrigation Controller In-Person Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 1 - 3 p.m. | REGISTER

Water-Wise Gardens and Landscapes Webinar

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | REGISTER


Tree Care During Times of Drought Webinar

Thursday, August 10, 2023 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | REGISTER

 Past Webinars Available for Viewing

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Water Smart Garden Maintenance In-Person Workshop

Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 10 a.m. – Noon | REGISTERWaterSmart

Santa Rosa Water and Daily Acts are excited to partner with the Executive Director of the Habitat Corridor Project, April Owens, for a morning of hands-on learning on how to maintain a water-smart landscape.

Join us for this FREE workshop and learn about tried and true low-water use plants that can be incorporated into your own landscape*. Participants will have an opportunity to practice a multitude of landscape maintenance techniques at the Sonoma County Living Learning Landscapes gardens at the Santa Rosa Junior College campus.

The program will begin with a discussion of how to transform your landscape to be low-water use and take advantage of Santa Rosa Water rebates to help offset the cost of your project. Following a site tour participants will have a hands-on opportunity to work in the gardens alongside community members and program leads. Maintenance will include pruning, weeding, revitalizing stormwater bioswales, and clearing pathways

Join us to learn about:

  •  How and when to prune various plant structures
  •  Ways that you can reduce your landscape's water needs
  •  How to take advantage of Santa Rosa Water's Green Exchange Rebate

*Please note that attendance for this program will be limited to 50 people and advance registration is required. A waitlist will be available should this program fill up.

 Thank you to our partners for supporting this program!

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Programming Your Irrigation Controller In-Person Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 1 - 3 p.m. | REGISTER

Controller

Do you have an irrigation system at your home? Do you know how to program your controller to match site and weather conditions?

By programming your irrigation controller to match your landscape water needs, you can save water and money while improving the health of your plants! Join Daily Acts and Santa Rosa Water staff at the Sustainable Education Garden during Earth Day 2023 for a free hands-on workshop where you will learn the basic steps to program a controller, and how to use the various features.

In honor of Earth Day, each attendee will receive a free low water use plant!

Participants will also learn about additional tools and resources including weather-based controllers and weekly WaterSmart Yard recommendations that make seasonal controller programming easy and effective!

Join us to learn about:

  • The basic functions of an irrigation controller
  •  How to program your controller to match the water needs of your landscape
  •  Tools and resources to help simplify the process

 *Please note that attendance for this program will be limited to 50 people and advance registration is required. A waitlist will be available should this program fill up.

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Water-wise Gardens and Landscapes Webinar

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | REGISTER

Waterwise

Wouldn't it be grand if you could have a colorful, healthy landscape even in the midst of a historic drought? Good news -- you can! By replacing high-water-use plants with low water use plants that are native to California or regions with similar climates, you can save thousands of gallons of water each year. Aside from lowering your water bill and helping reduce the impacts of drought, low-water-use gardens and landscapes also have many ecological benefits; plus, they're beautiful!

Join this FREE program to learn about:

  •  How replacing your lawn and other high-water-use plants can reduce your water bill
  •  Native and adaptive plants that can thrive with less water, and their many benefits
  •  How to get money for transforming your lawn to a water-wise landscape through Santa Rosa Water's Cash for Grass rebate program

 *Advanced registration is required

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Tree Care During Times of Drought Webinar

Thursday, August 10, 2023 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | REGISTER

Tree Care

Periods of drought are here to stay with cities and counties asking residents to conserve water whenever possible. But, what about our existing landscapes and especially our trees that provide so many benefits and improve our quality of life? How do we maintain their health during periods of drought?

Please join us for a free webinar to learn about how we can care for our trees and the importance of maintaining their health in light of climate change. We will be discussing the many benefits of trees in our landscapes and the best methods for caring for them to optimize health  

 Please come with your questions and curiosity as we explore this important.

 Join this FREE program to learn about:

  •  The ecological value that trees provide
  •  How to care for trees to maximize health and save water during times of drought
  •  How planting trees can help to reduce the impacts of climate change

*Advanced registration is required

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