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.
Upcoming workshops include:
- Sustainable Edibles: April 18, 2015
- Water-Wise Gardening: April 25, 2015
- Let the Rain in - Permeable Hardscape Benefits: May 16, 2015
- Life after Lawn - Water-Wise and Less-Toxic Alternatives: June 20, 2015
- Ask the Experts: Organic Gardening Tour: May 30, 2015
- Ask the Experts: Gardening for San Francisco’s Climate: June 27, 2015
To view additional workshops and pre-register for a class, 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.