SMWD Classes & Events

SustainaBlue Landscape Workshop Series

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Santa Margarita Water District is proud to present to our customers the SustainaBlue Landscape Workshop Series.  Come learn from landscaping and design professionals and leave inspired and motivated!

  

SPECIAL WORKSHOP at Tree of Life Nursery

Saturday, October 15th: "Creating and Caring for Your Native Garden" - 9:30am-10:30am

Guest Speaker: Barbara Eisenstein

Join us at Tree of Life Nursery for their Replace Your Lawn Series: "Creating and Caring for Your Native Garden."  Guest speaker Barbara Eisenstein, horticulture expert and author, will present practical approaches to planting and caring for your new native garden.  Questions and discussions will be encouraged, and refreshments will be provided!

About the Speaker:  Barbara Eisenstein is the author of the new gardening book, Wild Suburbia - Learning to garden with native plants.  She is a research associate and former horticultural outreach coordinator at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California.  She is the horticultural chair of the San Gabriel Mountains chapter of the California Native Plant Society, and has been gardening with California native plants for about 20 years.

Tree of Life Nursery is located at 33201 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.

 

Tuesday, November 15th: "Restorative Practices for Urban Soil - Composting to Improve Soil Structure" - 6:00pm-7:30pm

Guest Speaker: Professor Robert Farnsworth, Saddleback College Horticulture and Landcsape Design

Healthy soil makes healthy plants!  Come learn from horticulture and landscape design expert, Professor Robert Farnsworth, on how to create healthy soil in your landscape.  Learn about the soil ecosystem and nutrient cycle, and how practices such as composting, mulching, and avoiding compaction can help maintain your soil ecosystem.  Implementing these pratices will increase the water and nutrient holding capacity of your soil, making your plants healthier and less prone to pests and disease!  

 

Classes are held at the District office unless otherwise stated:

26111 Antonio Parkway

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Refreshments will be provided and classes are limited to 50 attendees in our Board Room.  

To make a reservation, please call Karla Vitocruz at (949) 459-6526 or click the "RESERVE" button at the top of the page.

 

Workshops & Classes by Others

The Tree of Life Nursery has a great series of workshops throughout the year.  Without a doubt the most popular is their four-part series on how to Replace Your Lawn.  CLICK HERE to view their workshop schedule.

The OC Master Gardeners host FREE workshops and interpretive native garden walks at Reata Park.  CLICK HERE to view their events or call (949) 606-6386.

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