Gardening Workshops



Click here to register online through the Parks and Recreation registration site. Remember to have your course code(s) handy!
Green Gardening Workshop Mini-Series
Join us for our summer gardening workshops, each designed to follow key seasonal tasks to help you keep your garden healthy, beautiful and water-wise. Scheduled on the second Saturday of the month, our gardening workshops consist of one or two courses starting at either 8:30am, 10am or 11am.

All workshops are taught by regional gardening experts knowledgable in composting, garden design, plant health and water efficiency.
Gardening classes: $6 Roseville residents | $8 non-residents, unless otherwise noted
Sign up for two classes on the same day for a discount: $10 Roseville residents | $14 non-residents



Call us at 916.746.1550 to register for the Green Gardening Workshops.
Please register in advance for all gardening workshops. Due to class size limitations, we can not guarantee day-of registrations.


ABCs for Creating Water-Efficient Landscapes — Saturday, September 12, 2015

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Price

Learn to select plants best suited for your landscape and how to properly place, space and install them. Learn to improve your soil’s health and ability to retain water and proper watering techniques to help plants get established and thrive when mature.

10am - noon

71470

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Sign up for two classes on the same day for a discount: $10 Roseville residents | $14 non-residents


Water-Wise Landscape Management — Saturday, October 10, 2015

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Time

Code

Price

Beginning Composting
Take advantage of autumn leaves to create compost to improve your garden and keep it water-wise. Learn bin ideas, equipment and materials that can be used to get started. Ask questions and get advice about your compost pile. Each participating family will receive a compost bin (truck, van or SUV needed to transport).

8:30am - 10:30am

72664

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Making Every Drop Count
Learn to harvest water and ways to “slow, spread, and sink” it in your landscape by capturing and managing rain, conserving water in dry months, using stored water and reusing it, and creating features that filter and slow water instead of wasting it through run off into storm drains.

11am - 1pm

72665

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Sign up for two classes on the same day for a discount: $10 Roseville residents | $14 non-residents


Preparing Your Garden for Winter — Saturday, November 14, 2015

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Time

Code

Price

Intermediate Composting
Designed for those with some experience, we will cover topics such as “hot composting,” the carbon/nitrogen ratio and harvesting techniques. Each participating family will receive a compost bin (truck, van or SUV needed to transport).

8:30am - 10:30am

72666

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Irrigation Secrets for Fall and Winter
The perfect time to plant is followed by a time of rest for the garden. Learn strategies for getting young plants established by properly setting up your irrigation system and watering schedule. Then, learn how to protect your investment by preparing your system for those cold winter months.

11am - 1pm

72667

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Sign up for two classes on the same day for a discount: $10 Roseville residents | $14 non-residents


Healthy California Landscapes — Saturday, January 9, 2016

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Time

Code

Price

Composting and Vermiculture
Make the worms work for you! Learn to use worms to recycle scraps of food and other organic material into vermicompost, a valuable soil amendment. This course will include vermicomposting (composting with worms) and brewing vermicompost tea for your garden.

8:30am - 10:30am

72668

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

California-friendly Landscapes
This is California - not the northeastern part of the country and not the desert. Creating landscapes that are just right for the Sacramento region is how we bring beauty and life-filled bounty to our gardens and our community. Learn the essential principles and practices to help you have a California- friendly landscape.

11am - 1pm

72669

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents


Green Gardening at Home - 10 Week Series — begins Thursday, January 14, 2016

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Time

Code

Price

Join us one Thursday night a week for 10 weeks to gain a wealth of information through presentations by Master Gardeners, landscape professionals, and other experts who can help you learn to save money, use water efficiently, and sustain a healthy landscape.
Learn to improve soil health, how to select and install edible, native, and climate-appropriate plants, and ways to design and maintain your River-friendly, water-efficient landscape that will be beautiful and in harmony with nature.

6:30pm - 8:30pm

72674

$55 Roseville residents | $65 non-residents


Keeping Plants Local — Saturday, March 12, 2016

Course

Time

Code

Price

Beginning Composting
Take advantage of autumn leaves to create compost to improve your garden and keep it water-wise. Learn bin ideas, equipment and materials that can be used to get started. Ask questions and get advice about your compost pile. Each participating family will receive a compost bin (truck, van or SUV needed to transport).

8:30am - 10:30am

72670

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Native and Habitat Plants
Including native plants appropriate for our climate and plants that support birds, bees and beneficial insects help to bring our landscapes into harmony with nature. Learn to select plants for your garden’s conditions, seasonal care and how to manage pests in ways that protect our environment and result in healthy, beautiful plants.

11am - 1pm

72671

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Sign up for two classes on the same day for a discount: $10 Roseville residents | $14 non-residents


Spring Tune-Up — Saturday, April 9, 2016

Course

Time

Code

Price

Intermediate Composting
Designed for those with some experience, we will cover topics such as “hot composting,” the carbon/nitrogen ratio and harvesting techniques. Each participating family will receive a compost bin (truck, van or SUV needed to transport).

8:30am - 10:30am

72672

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents

Get a Jump on Irrigation
Learn how to tune up your irrigation system and be ready for the irrigation season. Learn to fix leaks, repair broken sprinklers, change out damaged spray heads and more. Bring your irrigation questions to this hands-on workshop, designed to help you get your yard in shape for the summer.

11am - 1pm

72673

$6 Roseville residents
$8 non-residents


Greener Gardens Tour & DIY Expo — Saturday, May 14, 2016

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Greener Gardens Tour
Integrating water conservation into your home does not have to impact style, beauty, comfort or lifestyle! Tour these All-Star, River-friendly gardens, featuring participants in Roseville’s Cash for Grass Rebate Program and gardens that highlight a variety of water-wise and River-friendly criteria. Find out more.

9am - 3pm

$5 per family

DIY Expo
Learn to create, install, and care for your water-efficient, River-friendly garden from the experts -- University of California Master Gardeners, EcoLandscapers, industry professionals, and exhibitors of water-wise and eco-friendly products and services. Don’t miss demonstrations and workshops about how to use water efficiently in your garden, create healthy soil for healthy plants, change your unused lawn to a heavenly haven for you, your family, and friends. Tour the Greener Gardens Photo Gallery to view current and past All-Star gardens.

9am - 3pm

FREE