The 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. All workshops require pre-registration to attend.
Pre-register online for the upcoming classes, or for more information contact Garden for the Environment at (415) 558-8246 or visit www.gardenfortheenvironment.org
- Ask The Expert Garden Tour: August 2, 2014
- Water-Wise Gardening Today: August 16, 2014
- Ask The Expert Garden Tour: September 9, 2014
- Managing Pests and Plant Disease the Natural Way: September 13, 2014
- Planning Your Organic Garden: October 11, 2014
- Ask The Expert Garden Tour: October 18, 2014
- Life after Lawn: Water-Wise and Less-Toxic Alternatives: October 25, 2014
- Ask The Expert Garden Tour: November 1, 2014
- Rainwater Harvesting: November 15, 2014
Laundry-to-Landscape Graywater Workshops
Classes are offered at the Urban Farmer Store for participants that have submitted a complete application for the Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) Graywater Program. Program participants are required to attend a free L2L installation workshop prior to purchasing their graywater kit. View a list of upcoming workshops.
Visit 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.