Workshops, Classes, and Contests


 Free Classes, Workshops, and Contests

Don’t miss the WaterSmart Landscape Design Workshop for Homeowners.


We’ll take you step-by-step through the process of creating your very own beautiful water-efficient landscape.  From measuring your property to getting to know your soil to picking the right plants for the right place, this entertaining and informative workshop will guide you along the path to a WaterSmart landscape.

The next workshop will be scheduled shortly.  Please check this page in the future for updates.



WaterSmart Landscape Design for Homeowners Workshop

Based on the award winning A Homeowner's Guide to a WaterSmart Landscape, the San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies are offering free, three-hour workshops to teach homeowners the basics of how to do a landscape makeover. Topics include soil, design, turf removal, plant selection, planning, irrigation, rainwater catchment and implementation -- all the elements needed to convert high-water-use turf to a beautiful, water-efficient landscape.

The objective of the program is to empower homeowners to take action to upgrade their existing water-intensive landscapes to WaterSmart standards, leading to significant water and energy savings.

For more information on this class and other WaterSmart workshops please visit


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! 

In partnership with the County of San Diego and The Water Conservation Garden, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation presents a FREE composting workshop! Learn all about traditional composting and vermicomposting, and how to harvest and use your compost!

FREE with a $20 fully refundable deposit for attendees.

Register online: or call (760) 436-7986 Ext. 700.