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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 one-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 following classes, or for more information contact Garden for the Environment at (415) 558-8246 or visit

Life After Lawn: Water-Wise and Less-Toxic Alternatives: February 1, 2014
Ask The Experts Water-Wise Garden Tour: February 8, 2014
Introduction to Graywater Systems: February 22, 2014
Water-Wise Gardening: March 8, 2014
Ask The Experts Natural Plant Care Garden Tour: March 15, 2014
Let the Rain in: Permeable Hardscape Benefits: March 29, 2014
Natural Plant Care: April 12, 2014
Life after Lawn: Water-Wise and Less-Toxic Alternatives: April 19, 2014
Organic Garden Design: May 10, 2014
Sustainable Edibles: May 17, 2014

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 offered in partnership with the Urban Farmer Store. View a list of upcoming workshops. 


Water-Wise Demonstration Garden

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.  


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