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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! 

Quick Links to Workshops
Compost Basics
Other Local Events & Workshops

Compost Basics Workshops
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. 

September 2, 2017
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 21, 2017
10am - Noon
To register online click here or call (408) 918-4640.

Bay Area SunShares Program
Learn about the Bay Area SunShares group-buy program, offering discounts on solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and electric vehicle charging equipment through vetted providers. This is a limited-time program—registration is open until November 10, 2017, and contracts must be signed by December 31 in order for discounts to apply. Now is a great time to go solar and “green” up your transportation footprint by powering your vehicle with clean energy!

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10am to noon
Mitchell Park Community Center, El Palo Alto room
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Register here


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 August 14, 2017