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 Ocean Friendly Gardens and Integrated Design Class, Sat. Oct. 22, 10am in Ventura

Don’t miss your opportunity for a Free Ocean Friendly Garden Class coming up this Saturday.

RSVP today for

Ocean Friendly Gardens and Integrated Design

CLICK HERE!

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Date:  Sat, October 22, 2016

Time:  10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Location:  Ventura Avenue Adult Center (VAAC, 550 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura, 93001)

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.  RSVP HERE.

 

FREE Water Wise Class April 30: Compost & Healthy Soils

Register Now for FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes for 2016!

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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 offer hands-on fun. Sign up here.

  • 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.

For more information, visit: http://www.cityofventura.net/waterwisegardeningclasses

To RSVP for the FREE “Compost and Healthy Soil”  CLASS on April 30, CLICK HERE.

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!

RSVP for FREE New Water Wise Gardening Classes!

waterwise-logoIn 2010, the City of Ventura in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation held the   first FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Series which was aimed at informing Ventura Water residents on how they could help promote environmental sustainability in their landscape, conserve local water resources, reduce green waste production, curb water pollution and protect our oceans, as well as save money on their water bill.  The series was so successful, often times with standing room only, that the City took note that residents were keen on learning more about these water wise topics.

To that end, the City has since procured special grants and community partners to help support and promote the free ongoing class series with classes being held once (sometimes more) a month on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., except during late summer and the winter holidays, when most residents are unavailable.

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This past August 2015 kicked another new water wise series.  A class overview includes: August 29:How to Successfully Complete Your Garden Retrofit in 120 Days” (Navigating the new Water Wise Incentive Program application process and garden retrofit on time), September 12: “Right Plant, Right Place”(Where and how to plant native plants), October 10: “Composting & Healthy Soils with Dr. Rot” (Identifying your soil type and how to compost to create a rich soil), October 24: “Ocean Friendly Gardens Workshop” (A hands-on workshop using rainwater as a resource), November 21: “Rainwater Harvesting and Laundry to Landscape Graywater Reuse” (How to install a rain barrel and using laundry water instead of drinking water in your garden), December 5: “Ask an Irrigation Professional with Ewing Irrigation” (An A to Z opportunity to find out and ask any questions you may have regarding landscape irrigation watering methods and systems as well as how to program irrigation timers).

Environmental Specialist Jill Sarick talks to a full house at the FREE Water Wise Class held Saturday, October 12 in Ventura.

Environmental Specialist Jill Sarick talks to a full house at the FREE Water Wise Class

Each class will be presented by an esteemed industry professional with expertise in the area the present.  Attendees also have the opportunity to mix, mingle and network, ask questions and enjoy complimentary refreshments before and after all class presentations.  Informative literature and usable handouts are provided at all classes.  Additionally, when appropriate for class demonstrations, devices are available for hands-on experience.

“Each class in the series is intended to build on the other,” said City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill Santos.  “So in essence, it’s a library of information and of resources for the homeowner to use to improve the sustainability of their landscape and the efficiency of their outdoor irrigation system.”

“What’s really wonderful about this series is that the community has really come together, especially since the drought,” continued Santos.  “Many working professionals have donated their time and resources to help educate the public on sustainable practices, and that’s really what it’s all about if were are going to have community sustainability and longevity.”

Maryann Ridini Spencer for SustainableVentura.TV

WATCH the Sustainable Ventura Interview with Jill Santos about the New Water Wise Series

Class Series List – CLICK links to Register (each will have a link)

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 – at Green Thumb (partner for the event)
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

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

For more information, contact: (805) 652-4501

Apply for the Water Wise Incentive Program:

http://www.cityofventura.net/waterwise/incentiveprogram

Also visit:

Visit:  http://cityofventura.net/waterwisegardeningclasses and  http://cityofventura.net/waterwise

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

FREE “Control Your Controllers” Water Wise Workshop June 6, 10:00-11:30am

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RSVP TODAY!

FREE Workshop June 6, 2015

10:00am-11:30am

“Control Your Controllers”

City of Ventura Sanjon Maintenance Yard

336 Sanjon Road

Ventura 93002

Refreshments Served

 RSVP:  CLICK HERE.