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Register for City of Palo Alto Events & Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops to help you 'green' your life. Learn how to reduce waste, conserve water, save energy, and prevent pollution! Check back regularly since this page is updated with new workshops throughout the year.

Click here to view presentations from previous workshops. Add your name to our email list to get updates on workshops and other programs! 

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Compost Basics

Worm Composting Basics

Other Local Events & Workshops


Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards

The Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards Coalition is seeking applications and nominations for water conservation stars! Do you know of a business, organization, agency or individual who has demonstrated excellence in an area of water use efficiency? Perhaps a project or idea helped save extraordinary volumes of water. Please apply or nominate someone today! The deadline to apply is Friday, January 19, 2018.

Find details, link to application form and information on past award winners at www.waterawards.org The Awards Ceremony will be held on World Water Day, March 22, 2018. Please join us and recognize heroes of our precious natural resource!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time TBD

More Details at www.waterawards.org 

Great Race for Saving Water and Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 14, 2018

9 am - 1 pm, 5K fun run and walk begins at 9. 

A celebration of Earth Day including fun & educational activities, art & crafts, plant and nature walks, eco-tours, community booths, electric vehicle test drives, live music, prizes, zoo animals, food and fun for the whole family. The day starts off at the Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center with the family-friendly Great Race for Saving Water, a fun 5k race and walk-a-thon for water conservation.

Bike to the event and take advantage of free bike tune-ups and repairs, and get an extra raffle ticket for taking a mode of transit other than solo driving a vehicle.

Registration coming soon! Details at www.cityofpaloalto.org/earthday


Compost Basics

Using compost in your garden improves your soil, benefiting your plants and enhancing your garden's health and vitality. Compost helps plants absorb nutrients already in your soil, allows plants to develop better root structure which will help them grow healthier, and holds onto water and nutrients that are applied and slowly releases them when plants need them. Learn how easy it is to compost, attend one of these FREE compost workshops.

All workshops require pre-registration since space is limited.  

    April 21, 2018
    10am - Noon
    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto
    To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640

    June 2, 2018
    10am - Noon
    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto
    To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640

    August 4, 2018
    10am - Noon
    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlfield Road
    Palo Alto
    To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640

    September 1, 2018
    10am - Noon
    Master Gardener's Demonstration Garden
    Eleanor Pardee Park, garden entrance on Center Drive near Martin Avenue
    Palo Alto
    To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640
 
    October 20, 2018
    10am - Noon
    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlfield Road
    Palo Alto
    To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640



Worm Composting Basics

Worms will eat your kitchen scraps and create a nutrient rich soil amendment for indoor and outdoor plants. This is a no fuss, no smell and low maintenance way to compost. Come to one of our workshops and learn how easy and fun worm composting can be.

All workshops require pre-registration since space is limited.

    July 21, 2018
    10am - Noon
    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto
    To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640

 


  

Other Local Events & Workshops:

Regional Workshops
Santa Clara Valley Water District Workshops
Lucie Stern Demonstration Garden
Palo Alto City Hall Demonstration Garden
UCCE Master Gardener's Demonstration Garden
Transition Palo Alto Share Faire
Document Shredding Events
Repair Café Palo Alto
Citywide Yard Sale 

Photo credit:  "no water use" garden - courtesy Dr. Elizabeth Dougherty, PhD.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2017
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