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Workshops and Classes

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Water Efficient Landscape Resources

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WaterSmart LANDSCAPE MAKEOVER WORKSHOP SERIES
A FREE series of four workshops that gives homeowners the basic hands-on skills necessary to make over a traditional turf yard into a beautiful, water saving, California-friendly landscape.  Includes professional coaching on landscape design, plant selection and irrigating efficiently.  This series of classes will be held at multiple locations on a rotating basis throughout San Diego County.  Advance registration is required. First series begins on April 30. 

Beginning date of series and location:

April 30 - June 11, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm, SDG&E Energey Innovation Center
May 3 - June 7, 8 am to 12 pm, San Diego Botanic Garden
May 10 - June 14, 8 am to 12 pm, Cuyamaca Community College

For more information:  Landscape Makeover

HOME GROWN GARDENING CLASSES
Home Grown Gardening Classes, provided by AgriService, were developed to help homeowners learn how to garden and grow food in their own yards or community gardens.The classes are held at the El Corazon Compost Facility or the El Corazon Senior Center on the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:00 am.
Click here for more information and class schedule.
EARTH FESTIVAL AND PLANT SALE
Join Green Oceanside at North County's largest Earth Day celebration-the 6th annual Earth Festival being held in downtown Oceanside on Sunday, April 27.  There will be a dedicated Home Improvement Area showcasing vendors with products and services to help you save water.  The Mira Costa Horticulture Department will be selling California-friendly and native plants!  There will be plenty of activities for people of all ages.  Visit
www.greenoceanside.org for more information.
CALIFORNIA FRIENDLY LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP
Learn six ways to become a more waterwise gardener during this free and information-packed presentation.  Topics will cover Right Plant, Right Place, Using Rainwater as a Resource and Managing Irrigation.  Bring questions about your own landscape to these gardening experts!
Class is FREE but seating is limited.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
El Corazon Senior Center
3302 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside
9 am to 12 pm
RSVP: Class Reservation(s) or call 760-435-5857.
CALIFORNIA FRIENDLY PLANT FAIR AND SALE
Join the City of Oceanside Green Team along with local plant experts at Home Depot for a fun-filled morning focused on low water-use plants.  There will be guidance on plant selection and design. Selected California Friendly plants will be up to 50% off for one day only. Lots of prizes, giveaways and childrens’ activities.  Free to the public. 

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Home Depot Parking Lot
5755 Mission Avenue, Oceanside (corner of Hwy 76 and Melrose Dr.)
8 am to 12 pm