Current Workshops and Webinars

Your small steps at home lead to big changes in our community, from how you use your electricity and water to what you throw away… and even what you flush down the toilet.

Your Roseville Utilities are dedicated to helping you save water and energy, reduce your waste and keep your pipes flowing. Register for one of our workshops or webinars to learn more! 

* We are canceling all in-person workshops for the remainder of this month to keep our community safe as COVID cases increase. Instead, please look at our online offerings, videos, and webinars. We cannot wait to resume in person once this surge has diminished.

January 2022

Webinar: Let’s talk trash: Mystery of garbage service in Roseville revealed

  • Thursday, January 27
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Virtual
As you walk your trash can to the curb every week for pick up, do you ever wonder what actually happens to it? Do you have items like old paint, cleaners, batteries, and are wondering what you should do with them? Join our webinar, presented by Roseville Waste Services, and we will show you where your garbage goes and how it is processed. We will also provide information on the free, convenient service options available to you as part of your waste collection.


February 2022

Webinar: Pruning with Purpose

  • Saturday, February 5
  • 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
  • FREE

What's the key to developing healthy, strong, and attractive trees and shrubs? Pruning, of course! A local arborist from Roseville Urban Forest Foundation (RUFF) will walk you through the purpose and techniques of pruning. In this virtual presentation, we will explore pruning types, proper cutting tools, and identify what cuts should be made. These principles will give you confidence to prune all types of trees and plants.


Workshop: Compost & Mulch

  • Saturday, February 19
  • 10:00 a.m. - noon
  • $5 for residents & $6 for non-residents

Did you know yard debris and kitchen scraps can improve your soil? It’s true! Composting reduces waste sent to the landfill, helps you create your own free fertilizer and saves water. Learn about bins, equipment and materials used in a variety of composting styles. Participants will be able to take home a free compost bin after the workshop.


Webinar: Green Gardener 8 Week Series 

  • Tuesdays, February 8 - March 29
  • 6:30 p.m.  - 8:30 p.m.
  • $55 for residents & $65 for non-residents
  • Virtual Webinars

There is no way around it -- our gardens are impacted by extreme and fluctuating weather conditions. However, they can be resilient! In this eight-week class series, you will learn how to strengthen your garden's ability to combat climate-change while maintaining that curb appeal. Classes will be taught by practicing landscape professionals and educators who utilize environmentally-friendly practices so your trees and plants can thrive and your landscape can stay beautiful, all while easily maintaining it.

You’ll learn how to apply these practices to large or small landscapes and be equipped with the know-how to manage your project, whether you’re starting a new garden or making changes to your existing one.

Classes are virtual via Zoom. You will be provided the link after registration. We will also hold two optional dates for dedicated Q&A sessions with the instructors.

Class topics include:

- Improving your soil’s health
- Designing new and updating existing landscapes
- Using California native plants and gardening with edibles
- Gaining the most out of rainwater
- Composting and mulching
- Fertilizing for optimum lawn and plant health
- Managing those pesky pests
- Irrigating your landscape efficiently
- Reducing runoff and pollution of our waterways
- Pruning less and decreasing air pollution


Workshop: Totally Tomatoes

  • Saturday, February 12
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
  • $5 for residents & $6 for non-residents

This class is dedicated to on of our summer favorites - the tomato! Learn about planting, growing, and caring for this delicious staple as well as how to control problems before they happen. Let us help you grow the ultimate tomato - firm and juicy, sweet and tangy!


March 2022

Workshop: Planning Your Summer Vegetable Garden

  • Saturday, March 12
  • 10:00 a.m. -Noon
  • $5 for residents & $6 for non-residents

Nothing says “Summer” like growing a vegetable garden. This workshop will cover the basics of getting your garden off to a good start. Some of the topics discussed are: planning and layout, soil, what to plant, tips for growing from seed, and more. This is a great workshop for both beginner and advanced gardeners.


Workshop: Tune up your Trees

  • Saturday, March 19
  • 10:00 a.m. -Noon
  • $5 for residents & $6 for non-residents

Trees add life and beauty to our surroundings, provide natural shade and oxygen, and increase the value of your property. Keep your trees healthy with a spring tune-up. Learn about tree health care, watering schedules, mulch, and fertilization. A local arborist from Roseville Urban Forest Foundation (RUFF) will answer your tree questions and help you establish an easy tree care routine.


April 2022

Workshop: Cash for Grass - DIY Do's and Don’t's

  • Saturday, April 2
  • 10:00 a.m. -Noon
  • $5 for residents & $6 for non-residents

Looking to remove your grass in favor of a water efficient landscape? Learn the best strategies and practices from the professionals! Find out how you can maximize your savings and have the best looking yard in the neighborhood. 


May 2022

Workshop: Spring in to Sprinkler Scheduling

  • Saturday, May 14
  • 10:00 a.m. -Noon
  • $5 for residents & $6 for non-residents

Do you know exactly how much water to use on your yard? Are you getting conflicting information from your landscaper or irrigation timer setting manual? Join us to learn key principles of irrigation management, including proper plant moisture and tips to improve and maintain healthy soil.


Previous Webinar and How-to Videos 

Gardening Webinar Videos

Replacing your lawn

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Raised Bed Gardening

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How to Properly Water in Roseville’s Climate

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Summer in the Vegetable Garden

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How to Keep Your Landscape Happy and Healthy

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How Much is too Much Water for Your Yard

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Composting and Mulching Basics Webinar

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Totally Tomatoes Webinar


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Fruit Tree Care Webinar

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Optimize Your Landscape Irrigation Webinar

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Irrigation 101: System Fundamentals Webinar

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Basic Drip Irrigation Webinar

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How-to Videos

Stop and Smell the Roses

The Trouble with Aphids 

What's Eating My Plants

How to Raise Your Garden

How to Feed Your Citrus Trees 

Growing Healthy Plants 

How to Shop for Pesticides

Using Pesticides Wisely

Energy Efficiency & Solar Webinar Videos

Webinar: Solar Deep Dive

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Webinar: Solar 101

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Webinar: Is an Electric Vehicle Right for You? 

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Webinar: Bright Ideas to Reduce Summer Use

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Gardening Resources