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Events and Workshops

The Santa Clara Valley Water District participates in many community outreach events. If you would like information about the Water District attending your event, just click here to fill out the request form. Send your completed form to Kaela White at For questions, please call (408) 630-2205. Event participation is dependent on staffing availability. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.


Name of Event/Workshop Description of Event Date Location
Native Buckwheats, Bonbons for Bees Native Buckwheats, Bonbons for Bees

The buckwheat family is a beautiful group of California Native All-Star plants. Buckwheats are host plants and nectar plants for butterflies and moths, and are a bonanza for bees and other pollinators looking for summer food. As if the wildlife value isn’t enough, buckwheats are highly ornamental plants that are very useful and versatile in the garden.

For more information, click here.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

7:00 to 8:30 PM


Cupertino Community Hall, Cupertino
Edible Landscape Tour

Common Ground 8th Annual Edible Landscaping Tour
Organic Food Grown in our Neighborhoods!

  • Explore local organically-grown edible gardens
  • Learn about Grow Biointensive & organic gardening practices
  • Meet the creative gardeners & get great ideas
  • Bicycle Friendly

Tour Highlights: Water Saving Techniques, Fruit Trees, Raised Beds & Berries, Chickens & Coops, Greenhouses, Herb, Flower & Native Plantings, Composting, and Lots of Vegetables!

This year the Edible Landscaping Tour is featuring several front yard edible gardens! Gone are the days when vegetable gardens were considered unsightly and relegated to the back yard only. Come see the variety of these gardens which demonstrate that growing food is not just practical, but beautiful!

Cost: $35 Register Now

Saturday, July 19th, 2014 Common Ground Nursery, Palo Alto
Starting a Native Plant Garden During a Drought Starting a Native Plant Garden during a Drought
Have you ever lost a native plant for no apparent reason soon after planting? Starting a native garden during a drought can be even trickier than when there has been good rainfall. Come to this workshop to learn the right way to plant and care for native plants, even during a drought.

For more information, click here.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

6:00 to 7:30 PM

Santa Teresa Branch Libary, San Jose, CA
Compost Workshops Find out how to build healthy soil, and minimize fertilizer and water use at these workshops.

August 19, 2014
6pm - 8pm
Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
4000 Middlfield Road
Palo Alto
To register
click here or call (408) 918-4640

September 6, 2014
10am - Noon
Master Gardener's Demonstration Garden
Eleanor Pardee Park, garden entrance on Center Drive near Martin Avenue
Palo Alto
No registration required

October 25, 2014
10am - Noon
Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
4000 Middlfield Road
Palo Alto
To register
click here or call (408) 918-4640

August 19 through October 25, 2014 Palo Alto - various locations