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Petaluma Graywater Tour

Add to Calendar Aug. 27, 2022 10:00 am Aug. 27, 2022 1:00 pm Petaluma Graywater Tour Interested in learning about how you can conserve water in your own home? The graywater from washing machines, showers, and bathroom sinks could be used to irrigate your landscape! Recycling water through low cost, do-it-yourself solutions, is a great way to help fight our drought and the current climate crisis. Join us on our Graywater Tour to visit Petaluma homes that incorporate graywater into their landscapes. This walking tour will educate participants about sheet mulching, drip irrigation, plants, bioswales, Laundry-to-Landscape graywater systems, and the rebate programs that can help support you in implementing these solutions in your own home. This will be an opportunity… Meeting at Petaluma City Hall, 11 English Street, Petaluma CA 94952
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Aug. 27, 2022 10:00 am | Aug. 27, 2022 1:00 pm

City of Petaluma + Daily Acts

Interested in learning about how you can conserve water in your own home? The graywater from washing machines, showers, and bathroom sinks could be used to irrigate your landscape! Recycling water through low cost, do-it-yourself solutions, is a great way to help fight our drought and the current climate crisis. Join us on our Graywater Tour to visit Petaluma homes that incorporate graywater into their landscapes. This walking tour will educate participants about sheet mulching, drip irrigation, plants, bioswales, Laundry-to-Landscape graywater systems, and the rebate programs that can help support you in implementing these solutions in your own home. This will be an opportunity…

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Lawn Gone: Sheet Mulching 101

Add to Calendar Sep. 01, 2022 5:30 pm Sep. 01, 2022 7:00 pm Lawn Gone: Sheet Mulching 101 Did you know that your thirsty lawn needs more than twice as much water as a native habitat garden? Leave your lawn behind through a fun and easy process called sheet mulching. Using a series of steps that allows you to compost your lawn in place, sheet mulching or “lasagna gardening” creates a blank slate and healthy soil conditions for your new water-wise landscape. Attend this program, and get inspired to plant an ecologically resilient and beautiful landscape! Join this FREE program to learn about:  Water-saving and environmental benefits of transforming your lawn to a water-wise garden  How to sheet mulch… Webinar
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Sep. 01, 2022 5:30 pm | Sep. 01, 2022 7:00 pm

City of Santa Rosa + Daily Acts

Did you know that your thirsty lawn needs more than twice as much water as a native habitat garden? Leave your lawn behind through a fun and easy process called sheet mulching. Using a series of steps that allows you to compost your lawn in place, sheet mulching or “lasagna gardening” creates a blank slate and healthy soil conditions for your new water-wise landscape. Attend this program, and get inspired to plant an ecologically resilient and beautiful landscape! Join this FREE program to learn about:  Water-saving and environmental benefits of transforming your lawn to a water-wise garden  How to sheet mulch…

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Fire Smart Landscaping

Add to Calendar Sep. 03, 2022 10:00 am Sep. 03, 2022 11:30 am Fire Smart Landscaping A large portion of the home gardens and landscapes in Marin County are well-established and/or mature. However, many are not now designed to deal with wildfire risk effectively. Homeowners need to transition to a fire-smart landscape design that protects structures while retaining or improving garden health, support of beneficial wildlife, efficient use of water, and development of a healthier natural environment. Where to begin? And how to progress? Bob Mauceli will show what steps he has taken in his garden as work-in-progress examples of implementing Marin Master Gardener recommended Fire-smart principles to reduce wildfire hazard risk in an established garden.… Webinar
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Sep. 03, 2022 10:00 am | Sep. 03, 2022 11:30 am

Marin Water with Sloat Garden Center and UC Marin Master Gardeners

A large portion of the home gardens and landscapes in Marin County are well-established and/or mature. However, many are not now designed to deal with wildfire risk effectively. Homeowners need to transition to a fire-smart landscape design that protects structures while retaining or improving garden health, support of beneficial wildlife, efficient use of water, and development of a healthier natural environment. Where to begin? And how to progress? Bob Mauceli will show what steps he has taken in his garden as work-in-progress examples of implementing Marin Master Gardener recommended Fire-smart principles to reduce wildfire hazard risk in an established garden.…

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Laundry to Landscape Graywater

Add to Calendar Sep. 06, 2022 5:00 pm Sep. 06, 2022 6:00 pm Laundry to Landscape Graywater Marin Water and The Urban Farmer Store are hosting free online Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) Graywater workshops. Laura Allen, lead author of “The San Francisco Graywater Design Guidelines for Outdoor Irrigation”, will host each webinar. Learn how to re-use graywater in your landscape. Laura is also the author of “The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape” and “Greywater, Green Landscape”. Webinar
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Sep. 06, 2022 5:00 pm | Sep. 06, 2022 6:00 pm

Marin Water + Urban Farmer Store

Marin Water and The Urban Farmer Store are hosting free online Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) Graywater workshops. Laura Allen, lead author of “The San Francisco Graywater Design Guidelines for Outdoor Irrigation”, will host each webinar. Learn how to re-use graywater in your landscape. Laura is also the author of “The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape” and “Greywater, Green Landscape”.

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Backyard Composting 101

Add to Calendar Sep. 10, 2022 1:00 pm Sep. 10, 2022 3:00 pm Backyard Composting 101 Composting is nature’s way of recycling. Growing healthy plants start from the ground up! Like humans, plants require certain nutritional elements for optimal growth and health. Plants get some of these such as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. The rest relies upon the soil. By building up the soil and cycling back in organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, valuable fertilizer is fed into the soil to help micro-organisms create more enriching soil and plants. Fondly, this process of composting is often referred to by farmers as “black gold!” Waste doesn’t exist in an ecosystem, there is a purpose and function… Hybrid (In person and on Zoom)
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Sep. 10, 2022 1:00 pm | Sep. 10, 2022 3:00 pm

City of Petaluma + Daily Acts

Composting is nature’s way of recycling. Growing healthy plants start from the ground up! Like humans, plants require certain nutritional elements for optimal growth and health. Plants get some of these such as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. The rest relies upon the soil. By building up the soil and cycling back in organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, valuable fertilizer is fed into the soil to help micro-organisms create more enriching soil and plants. Fondly, this process of composting is often referred to by farmers as “black gold!” Waste doesn’t exist in an ecosystem, there is a purpose and function…

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QWEL (English) – Santa Clara County, CA – Online Class (Evenings)

Add to Calendar Sep. 12, 2022 6:00 pm 12:00 am QWEL (English) – Santa Clara County, CA – Online Class (Evenings) Register today for this FREE online QWEL certification training course sponsored by Valley Water!  The QWEL training will be facilitated live over a Zoom webinar by one of our highly rated QWEL certified instructors and is available to professionals living or conducting business in Santa Clara County. Like previous in-person classes, the online version will cover all sections of the QWEL reference manual. This includes topics on: Sustainable landscape design principles, Soil properties and health, Plant water needs, Overhead spray irrigation system audits, Irrigation system troubleshooting and maintenance, and Irrigation system programming and operation. Attendees are encouraged to download the…
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Sep. 12, 2022 6:00 pm | 12:00 am

Register today for this FREE online QWEL certification training course sponsored by Valley Water!  The QWEL training will be facilitated live over a Zoom webinar by one of our highly rated QWEL certified instructors and is available to professionals living or conducting business in Santa Clara County. Like previous in-person classes, the online version will cover all sections of the QWEL reference manual. This includes topics on: Sustainable landscape design principles, Soil properties and health, Plant water needs, Overhead spray irrigation system audits, Irrigation system troubleshooting and maintenance, and Irrigation system programming and operation. Attendees are encouraged to download the…

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Laundry to Landscape Graywater

Add to Calendar Oct. 04, 2022 5:00 pm Oct. 04, 2022 6:00 pm Laundry to Landscape Graywater Laura Allen, lead author of “The San Francisco Graywater Design Guidelines for Outdoor Irrigation”, will host a webinar on using graywater to irrigate your landscape. Laura is also the author of “The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape” and “Greywater, Green Landscape”. Webinar
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Oct. 04, 2022 5:00 pm | Oct. 04, 2022 6:00 pm

Marin Water + Urban Farmer Store

Laura Allen, lead author of “The San Francisco Graywater Design Guidelines for Outdoor Irrigation”, will host a webinar on using graywater to irrigate your landscape. Laura is also the author of “The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape” and “Greywater, Green Landscape”.

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Reusing the Rain: DIY Rain Barrel Systems

Add to Calendar Nov. 01, 2022 5:30 pm Nov. 01, 2022 7:00 pm Reusing the Rain: DIY Rain Barrel Systems Are you curious about how to capture the rain to save water and money? Do you know that rain barrel systems can be creative, sculptural, and beautiful too? Join Santa Rosa Water and Daily Acts for a presentation by local rainwater harvesting expert Jesse Savou. Join this FREE program to learn about:  How rainwater harvesting systems save water and benefit the environment  How to design a small-scale DIY system to fit any space  How Santa Rosa water customers can utilize the City’s Rainwater Harvesting Rebate to offset project costs *Advanced registration is required Exciting News: Sign up and attend to WIN!  One… Webinar
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Nov. 01, 2022 5:30 pm | Nov. 01, 2022 7:00 pm

City of Santa Rosa + Daily Acts

Are you curious about how to capture the rain to save water and money? Do you know that rain barrel systems can be creative, sculptural, and beautiful too? Join Santa Rosa Water and Daily Acts for a presentation by local rainwater harvesting expert Jesse Savou. Join this FREE program to learn about:  How rainwater harvesting systems save water and benefit the environment  How to design a small-scale DIY system to fit any space  How Santa Rosa water customers can utilize the City’s Rainwater Harvesting Rebate to offset project costs *Advanced registration is required Exciting News: Sign up and attend to WIN!  One…

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