Past Landscape Workshop Presentations

Alternatives to Lawn Workshop

Instructor: Frank Niccoli
Date: May 28th, 2016
Description: Discover the benefits of drought tolerant plants as an alternative to your lawn, and create a water-efficient, low-maintenance landscape. Explore ways to create beautiful and sustainable landscapes that conserve water, resources, and reduce you utility bill and maintenance costs.

Designing Native Gardens

Instructor: Pacita Ikonomou
Date: March 7, 2019
Description: Learn how to create a beautiful, low water and low maintenance landscape with native and other water-wise plants from around the world. Discover how and why they need less water and how to plant and care for them.

"Soil, Compost, and Mulch, oh my!" (lecture slides) (video recording)

Instructor: Ron Alexander
Date: May 18, 2019
Description: Discover how to improve water efficiency in your garden by fixing the soil. Learn how amending the soil with compost and mulch can conserve water by maximizing water holding capacity.

Rainwater Harvesting (lecture slides) (video recording)

Instructor: Deva Luna
Date: October 19, 2019
Description: Learn methods for harvesting rainwater for use in your garden and landscape.  Discover techniques for assembling and maintaining an inexpensive system and storing rainwater to irrigate.

Maintaining Water-Efficient Gardens and Irrigation Leak Detection 

Instructor: Frank Niccoli
Date: May 16, 2020
Description: Learn how to keep your garden healthy throughout the seasons with proper maintenance techniques including pest and weed management, pruning, mulching, and irrigation tips.  Discover how to identify irrigation system inefficiencies and repair minor leaks.