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Garden Workshops

The SFPUC is offering new and expanded resources to help San Francisco residents create and maintain beautiful and water-efficient gardens. Our low cost garden workshops are held at Garden for the Environment, a half-acre organic community garden located at the corner of Lawton Street and 7th Avenue

GFE Workshop

Upcoming Workshops for Fall 2017:

  • 10/14 - Sustainable Garden Design
  • 10/21 - Water-Wise Gardening
  • 10/28 - Organic Pest Control  
  • 11/18 - Rainwater Harvesting
  • 11/27 - Rainwater Harvesting

Registration for all upcoming classes can be found here.

These discounted workshops are brought to you by the SFPUC. Workshop fees are used to maintain the garden and support educational programs led by the Garden for the Environment. For questions, please contact Garden for the Environment at (415) 558-8246.

Laundry-to-Landscape Graywater Workshops

Looking for more ways to save water? The SFPUC is partnering with The Urban Farmer Store to provide free workshops on how to install a laundry-to-landscape graywater system for your home. Sign up for a graywater workshop by clicking here. Due to limited space, priority will be given to approved Laundry-to-Landscape Graywater Program applicants. For more information on our graywater program, please visit

Visit the Water-Wise and Natural Plant Care Demonstration Gardens.

Welcome to Garden for the EnvironmentOur agency sponsors two demonstration gardens in partnership with Garden for the Environment. The Water-Wise Demonstration Garden features low-water use and climate appropriate plants, efficient irrigation and conservation-friendly design. The Natural Plant Care Demonstration Garden features examples of best practices such as composting, planting the right plants in the right place, attracting beneficial bugs, using less-toxic products and methods, and planting native and climate appropriate plants. These Demonstration Gardens are open to the public and are located at 7th Avenue and Lawton Street in San Francisco.  

Last updated: 8/15/2017 11:01:45 AM