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 all upcoming classes can be found here.
Upcoming 2016 workshops include (these events are FREE to attend):
- Life After Lawn: Beautiful Alternatives - May 21 from 10am-12pm (register here)
- Urban Composting - June 4 from 10am-12pm (register here)
- Green Gardens with Greywater - June 18 from 10am-12pm (register here)
To view additional workshops visit gardenfortheenvironment.org. For questions, please contact Garden for the Environment at (415) 558-8246.
NEW! Laundry-to-Landscape Graywater Workshops
Looking for more ways to save water? The SFPUC is partnering with The Urban Farmer Store to provide free workshops on how to install a laundry-to-landscape graywater system for your home. Sign up for a graywater workshop by clicking here. Due to limited space, priority will be given to approved L2L Graywater Program applicants. Upcoming graywater workshop dates:
- Saturday, May 21 at 12:30pm
- Saturday, June 11 at 12:30pm
- Saturday, July 30 at 12:30pm
- Thursday, August 18 at 6:30pm
- Thursday, September 29 at 6:30pm
- Saturday, October 15 at 12:30pm
For more information about our Laundry-to-Landscape Graywater Program, please visit sfwater.org/graywater.
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.