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California-Friendly Landscape Contest

Share your success and experience converting the lawn areas of your property to a California-Friendly landscape.  Just submit 4 or 5 photos of your yard, and share with us any advice, problems, or shortcuts you learned along the way.   Top prize is $250 gift card.  Entry deadline is April 8, 2016.  For more information and an entry form visit


WaterSmart Landscape Design Workshop

Enhance your yard's curb appeal by turning it into a WaterSmart showcase! This class is taught by a local landscape expert. This class will teach you: how to convert your turf area to a water efficient landscape, how to select plants that will thrive in our Mediterranean climate, how to analyze your yard, identify soil, remove turf and irrigate efficiently, and how to create a professional landscape, planting and irrigation designs ready for installation.

Our next class is Saturday April 30th  9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m at the El Corazon Senior Center. To sign up for this class email  or call  (760)435-5800.

Visit WaterSmartSD for more information and a full list of available classes. 


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!

 Stay tuned for classes to become available.

To reserve your spot for an upcoming class please call (760) 435-5800 or email

Visit California Friendly Landscape Workshops for more information and a full list of available classes.


Home Depot Plant Fair

Location: The Home Depot located at 3838 W. Vista Way

Date: March 12, 2016

Location: The Home Depot Located at 5755 Mission Ave

Date: May 21, 2016

Visit us at the next Home Depot plant fair this spring and receive discounts on select varieties of low-water-use plants, play at the FREE Kid's Workshop, and get low-water-use landscape design ideas from Home Depot experts!
Spring 2016 Plant Fair Flyer
For more information and a full list of plant fairs offered throughout SD county, please visit here.


WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Workshop Series

A FREE series of four workshops that gives homeowners the basic hands-on skills necessary to turn a traditional turf yard into a beautiful, water saving, California-friendly landscape. Includes one-on-one consultations with professional designers and a site visit to your property to measure the turf area. A scaled, blank site plan of your turf removal area is provided at no charge.

Seating is limited.  Advance registration is required. Classes are kept small, so register today!
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.


El Cajon Conservation Garden Classes

The El Cajon Conservation Garden offers a variety of classes and events to help you learn to be more water-wise! Some upcoming event include An Evening of Music in The Garden on Sunday, July 26th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Say Cheese! Making Cheese, That Is! on Wednesday, August 12th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and a Sprinkler Repair and Landscape Maintenance class on Saturday, August 22nd from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Free Garden tours are also given every Saturday at 10:00 am.

Click here for more information about the garden and a full list of classes!