The SFPUC is offering new and expanded resources to help San Francisco residents respond to the drought by creating and maintaining beautiful and water-efficient gardens. All classes are held at Garden for the Environment, a half-acre organic community garden located at the corner of Lawton Street and 7th Avenue. Registration for the classes is coming soon. Save the date and check back here for the link to register.
Upcoming workshops include:
- Life after Lawn - Beautiful Alternatives: June 20, 2015 (register here)
- Ask the Experts - Gardening in a Drought: June 27, 2015 (register here)
- Life after Lawn - Beautiful Alternatives: July 18, 2015 (register here)
- Prepping your Garden for Dry Summers: July 25, 2015 (register here)
- Introduction to Drought Tolerant Gardening: August 8, 2015 (register here)
- Green Gardens with Graywater: August 29, 2015
- Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting: October 3, 2015
To view additional workshops visit www.gardenfortheenvironment.org. For questions, please contact Garden for the Environment at (415) 558-8246.
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.