Register Now for FREE Gardening Classes for 2017

Sign up today for fun, hands-on gardening classes. All classes are free and held on Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Participants can register for the series here.

September 9: Creating a Sustainable and Balanced Garden Ecosystem ~ Balanced garden ecosystems are low maintenance, promote healthy soils and support local wildlife. Professional landscape designer and native plant specialist, Lisa Burton of Nature by Design, will teach steps for designing a balanced garden.
Location: Public Works Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road.
 
October 21: Water Wise Vegetable Garden ~ Conserve water while growing nutritious food! David Nicholes of Green Thumb will demonstrate techniques that will make your water-wise vegetable garden a success.
Location: Green Thumb International, 1899 South Victoria Ave.

Smart Conservation with Smart Controllers

Do you know the difference between a traditional Irrigation Controller vs. a Weather Based Irrigation Controller? There’s a BIG DIFFERENCE. WATCH this “Sustainable Ventura News” segment to find out more! WATCH and also visit: http://venturawater.net and http://sustainableventura.tv

Smart Irrigation Controllers Save Water & The City of Ventura Offers FREE Incentives

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Smart irrigation and smart controllers in your landscape can save you a lot of money as well as help the sustainability and preservation of our community. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa and Environmental Services Assistant, Collin Boyes, share great water-saving landscape and irrigation tips and talk about the FREE controllers and irrigation tools being offered by the City of Ventura. LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST!

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LISTEN to the PODCAST, Click here!

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

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“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.

Water Wise Incentive 2.0 Program — Save Money & Water with Turf Rebates

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Remove Your Turf with Ventura Water’s Water Wise Incentive Program 2.0. It’s simple! Here’s how. WATCH this Sustainable Ventura News Video and find out more at: http://venturawater.net

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Sustainable Ventura TV News is reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer and airs on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm.

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RSVP Today for the FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Sat. Nov 19, 2016 – Right Plant. Right Place.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. To 11:30 a.m., the City hosts the FREE Water Wise Gardening Class, “California Natives, Mediterranean, Drought Tolerant? Right Plant: Right Place.” at the Sanjon Maintenance Yard, 336 San Jon Road, Ventura.  RSVP FOR YOUR SEAT: http://bit.ly/2fILmti

FREE Water Wise Gardening Class, Sat. June 4 “Designing and Maintaining Your Water Wise Garden”

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Are you overwhelmed with the idea of designing a water wise garden? Learn how to incorporate principles of design, such as unity, line, form, texture, color, scale and balance. We will have local landscape designers on hand and we suggest your bring pictures and sketches of your yard.

DATE:  Saturday, June 4, 2016

TIME: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: City of Ventura Sanjon Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road, Ventura, CA 93001

RSVP HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT: http://bit.ly/202fKQg