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Garden Workshops

GFE WorkshopThe SFPUC sponsors free or low-cost gardening workshops to help San Francisco residents create and maintain beautiful and water-efficient landscapes. Most classes are held at Garden for the Environment, a half-acre organic community garden located at the corner of Lawton Street and 7th Avenue.

Workshops include:

  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Organic Garden Design
  • Water-Wise Gardening
  • Natural Pest Management
  • Lawn Alternatives
  • Growing Your Own Food
  • Permeable Hardscape
  • Irrigating with Graywater
  • Urban Composting
  • And more!

To view upcoming workshop dates and pre-register for a class, visit For questions, please contact Garden for the Environment at (415) 558-8246.

Welcome to Garden for the EnvironmentVisit the Water-Wise and Natural Plant Care Demonstration Gardens.
Our agency sponsors two demonstration gardens in partnership with Garden for the Environment. The Water-Wise Demonstration Garden features low-water use and climate appropriate plants, efficient irrigation and conservation-friendly design. The Natural Plant Care Demonstration Garden features examples of best practices such as composting, planting the right plants in the right place, attracting beneficial bugs, using less-toxic products and methods, and planting native and climate appropriate plants. These Demonstration Gardens are open to the public and are located at 7th Avenue and Lawton Street in San Francisco.  

Last updated: 2/12/2015 2:28:13 PM