FREE Gardening Class September 9: “Creating a Sustainable and Balance Garden with Lisa Burton

FREE Gardening Class “Creating a Sustainable and Balanced Garden Ecosystem” with Nature By Design’s Lisa Burton, Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am – 11:30 am at the City’s Public Works Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road. Find out how steps to design a sustainable and balanced garden! RSVP,

July 15, 2017 FREE Gardening Class: Mediterranean Natives and Drought Tolerant Gardens


“Mediterranean Native and Drought Tolerant Gardens”

10:00 am, July 15 at A Smart Garden: 33 S Palm Street. 

Join landscape designer Cari Vega at her new sustainable nursery. Here you will get an introduction to beautiful Mediterranean natives, low-water use plants, along with many simple tricks to transform your garden. Click here to RSVP.

Photos from the FREE Aquaponics Gardening Class April 8

Thank you to everyone who participated in this weekend’s Aquaponics workshop. Always a great time learning from local experts and getting to see the amazing projects going on in our community! For more FREE gardening classes visit



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FREE Aquaponics Gardening Class, Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10-11:30am, Avenue Adult Center

FREE City of Ventura AQUAPONICS Gardening Class, Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura, Avenue, Ventura. JOIN Agriculture Specialist Jan Kolbusz to learn about this soil-less gardening technique and grow your plants and fish in ONE integrated system. RSVP Today to reserve your seat, click here.

Pure Water Radio PODCAST: The City’s 2017 FREE Green School Programs – Sign your school up for one today!


Find out about the City’s FREE Green School Programs, arrange for one at YOUR SCHOOL today.  In this Pure Water Radio PODCAST City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa provides information on the Green School Programs for 2017.  Also visit,

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Have you entered your school for a Green School or Watershed Hero Award? Do so by March 31!

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In honor of Earth Day, The City of Ventura recognizes two schools for their outstanding sustainability and water wise efforts.  Environment Sustainability Division has partnered with Agromin Premium Soil Products to present Environmental Leadership Award. Ventura Water presents the Watershed Hero Award. To apply for this year’s Green School Awards, please complete the online application or written application by March 31, 2017. Winners will receive $500 and be recognized in front of the City Council! All public and private schools within the Ventura City limits are encouraged to apply. Find out more and ENTER, click here.