2017 Class Presentations and Notes:
Note: The presentations and handouts will be available online for two weeks after a class.
Design Your Own Native & Drought Tolerant Garden
Sat Apr 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] - 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Sustainable Edible Gardening
Sat Apr 1, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Open to the Public
Hayward City Hall [Room 2A] - 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
These are the hoops I talked about, choose the super hoops instead of the regular ones. I don't like the row covers they sell as they only last one season, I buy mine at Summerwinds Nursery. You can also use shade cloth on these and I use wooden clothes pins to keep the fabric in place.
Maintaining Native Gardens
Sat Apr 29, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Mitchell Park Community Center [El Palo Alto Room] - 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Instructor: Sherri Osaka
Format: Lecture/Mini Hands-On
Learn how maintenance of water-conserving landscapes differs from that of traditional landscapes. Lecture topics will include the care and maintenance of native and drought-tolerant plants, soil, and irrigation devices.
Native & Drought Tolerant Plants: Planting Techniques
Sat May 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Guadalupe River Park Visitors Center - 438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110
Instructor: Sherri Osaka
This class will discuss and demonstrate planting techniques associated with water-efficient and low-maintenance native and drought tolerant plants. Learn how and why drought tolerant plants need less water, and how to plant and care for them. Discover the role of soil organisms and organic matter in maintaining plant health and improving your garden’s water-efficiency.
Older Articles and Presentations:
Peninsula and South Bay garden tour features native plants and water harvesting systems
San Jose Mercury News Article on the Going Native Garden Tour, April 9 and 10, 2016. Sustainable Landscape Designs created the now lawnless Pratt garden that is featured in the pictures.(Although we were not involved in the rainwater harvesting systems.)
Mercury News Article on "Nature's Inspiration Garden" Guadalupe Courtyard Garden
Nature's Inspiration Garden located at the Guadalupe Courtyard Garden site in San Jose was designed by Sustainable Landscape Design and installed in March 2012 by Bayscape Landscape. The gardens showcase native plants, drip irrigation, pervious paving, and recycled materials, and are near the corner of Taylor and Walnut streets and near the rose gardens. See this article on how sustainable landscaping minimizes pesticides and runoff that is harmful to our Bay.