PODCAST: 2017 FREE Gardening Classes

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Beginning February 2017, the City of Ventura presents NEW Gardening Classes consisting of seminars and workshops once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa shares information about this popular series, which is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with an RSVP.

To find out more about the 2017 Gardening Classes and to REGISTER to reserve your place for classes and workshops, visit: VenturaWater.net and navigate to the Gardening Classes Icon.

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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

Register Now for FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes for 2016

Ventura’s Water Wise Garden Series of classes kicks off next month for another successful year. Sign-up now for FREE Saturday morning Water Wise classes through November. All classes are held on Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. These classes are practical and waterwise-logooffer hands-on fun. They educate residents about efficient ways to use water in your landscape, ways to use beautiful native plants and how to protect our local water quality. Help Ventura become the most water-efficient community in California by learning more about these drought-busting topics:

March 26: Permaculture Design ~ Permaculture is a philosophy of working with nature rather than against it.  Join local permaculturist Eric Werbalowsky to learn how to include permaculture design elements in your garden. This class will be held at the Avenue Adult Center, 550 No. Ventura Ave.

April 30: Compost & Healthy Soils ~ Healthy soil and compost help to retain water and suppress weeds, and can even act as a carbon sink. There are more than a billion living critters in just one teaspoon of living, healthy soil. This class will be held at Cornucopia Gardens on Telegraph Road between Johnson Drive and Ramelli Avenue.

June 4: Designing & Maintaining Your Water Wise Garden ~ 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. Join Cari Vega, a local landscape designer, for this class at the city’s Public Works Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road.

Sept 24: Water Wise Watering ~ Terrified of your timer? Dumbfounded with drip? Come learn from the experts from Ewing, Toro and Aquaflo to find out how to water efficiently. This class will be held at the Public Works Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road.

Oct 22: Ocean Friendly Gardens and Integrated Design ~ Ocean Friendly Gardens conserve water and habitat, increase permeability to slow water down, and retain water for reuse. Integrating greywater and rainwater harvesting can maximize your water supply on-site. Class location TBD.

Nov 19: California Natives, Mediterranean, Drought Tolerant? Right Plant: Right Place ~ There are only five places on Earth that host the biodiversity of Mediterranean climates, and Ventura is one of those locations. Learn about which plants thrive here and how to choose the right plant for the right place. The class location is TBD.

For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net/waterwise or call 652-4501.

From Ventura Water’s Pipeline, February 2016

December 5, 2015: FREE Water Wise Gardening Class

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Saturday, December 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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City of Ventura’s Maintenance Yard
336 Sanjon Rd
Ventura, CA 93001
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Learn how to set your timer to meet CA State Mandates during the drought and still keep your landscape alive.  Learn what types of add-ons and devices you can use to help improve water efficiency and decrease overall need for potable irrigation water.Snacks and Refreshments will be served.

FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Saturday, Oct. 10 “Composting & Healthy Soils” at Green Thumb Nursery, 10:00am

 

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Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. –  Composting & Healthy Soils with Dr. Rot ~ Healthy soil acts like a sponge, holding onto water and cleaning out pollutions. You can make your own healthy soil by adding homemade compost and mulch. Learn how! Green Thumb Nursery, 1899 Victoria Ave., Ventura.  RSVP, CLICK HERE!

Sign Up Now for FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes this Fall & Winter

waterwiseOct. 10: Composting & Healthy Soils with Dr. Rot ~ Healthy soil acts like a sponge, holding onto water and cleaning out pollutions. You can make your own healthy soil by adding homemade compost and mulch. Learn how! Green Thumb Nursery, 1899 Victoria Ave., Ventura

Nov. 21: Rainwater and Greywater Harvesting with Eco Restoration Partners ~ Learn how to have a lush garden without using potable irrigation. Ventura Sanjon Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road

Dec. 5:  Ask an Irrigation Professional with Ewing Irrigation ~ Learn how to set your timer to meet California mandates during the drought and still keep your landscape alive. Learn what types of add-ons and devices you can use to help improve water efficiency and decrease overall need for potable irrigation water. Ventura Sanjon Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road

All classes are held on Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Register for classes here. For more information, call 652-4501.

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Visit:  http://cityofventura.net/waterwisegardeningclasses

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From Ventura Water’s Pipeline, September 2015

The New FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Schedule

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REGISTER TODAY for the NEW Water Wise Gardening Classes!  All classes are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Reserve your seat today!

August 29 – How to Successfully Complete Your Garden Retrofit in 120 Days
September 12 – Right Plant – Right Place with Nature by Design
October 10 Composting & Healthy Soils with Dr. Rot
TBD: 10/24 – Ocean Friendly Gardens – Hands-on Workshop Using Rainwater as a Resource at Juanamaria Elementary School
November 21 – Rainwater Harvesting and Laundry to Landscape Graywater reuse
December 5 – Ask an Irrigation Professional with Ewing Irrigation

For more information, call (805) 652-4501.

All classes are held at 336 Sanjon Road – City Maintenance Yard except for the Composting Class which is held at Green Thumb Nursery on 1899 S Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA

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Also visit, cityofventura.net/waterwise