Upcoming environmentally-friendly landscaping events and trainings around the watershed:
As the coronavirus continues to spread, event organizers have recently been canceling, postponing public gatherings, or moving to online platforms. Please visit this page often to stay up to-date on any upcoming environmentally friendly events and workshops around the watershed during the year.
Are you and your garden ready for the looming drought and fire season? What are some techniques for turning your yard into a low-water use sanctuary for people, plants, and animals? Garden Conversations with Daily Acts, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, CNPS Milo Baker, and the Habitat Corridor Project is back for the spring to discuss all things garden related with a special emphasis on water saving techniques for this remarkably dry year. During this event, panelists will discuss some of their favorite plants, methods for landscape transformations and maintenance, rebate programs and much more!
This event will be a Zoom meeting where we will have the opportunity to turn on our cameras if you’d like. You are also welcome to join just to listen and learn! This is a space for organic conversation about all things garden related. Please bring your experiences and curiosity to share, send us photos, ask questions and let’s all learn from each other during this Zoom gathering!
To help minimize the financial impact of COVID-19 on our programs, please consider a donation of $5-$15 at registration. Thank you for your continued support!
May 17, 2021 - Carbon Sequestration in the Landscape Series #8 Protect Habitat for Climate Resilience
The webinars will provide information about reducing emissions and creating resilient landscapes. Up to 30% of urban water use goes to landscaping. We know that climate change will continue to stress water supplies throughout California and the US. Conventional landscape construction and maintenance practices contribute to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and air pollution.
Regenerative design install and maintenance of a landscape can help save energy and water. Sustainably well-designed landscapes not only add beauty to the environment, but also reduce heating and cooling costs. Awareness of the right drought-resistant plants located in the right location- trees, shrubs, or vines- deliver effective shade and cooling, decrease water usage, act as a windbreak, and reduce energy bills. Carefully positioned trees can save up to 25% of the energy a typical household uses.
Topics are based on ReScape’s 8 Principles and will provide an overview of the problem and the solution vis-à-vis the Principles. There will be hands-on tips and best practices for sequestering carbon, reducing emissions, saving water and creating resilient landscapes; and include actionable steps with references to science-based data and additional resources. Speakers are professionals, scientists and other experts.
Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 10-11am
Did you know that 90% of the bugs we see in our gardens are actually good bugs? Encouraging beneficial insects is one of the best ways to effectively reduce the number of pests in your garden.
You will learn about:
- which insects are the most helpful
- how to attract and retain beneficial insects year-round
- choosing plants for good bugs
- organic pest management strategies
Fun for the whole family!
Did you know that soil is alive? What we refer to as soil is teeming with living organisms, and we can grow healthy soil just like we grow healthy plants. In fact, growing healthy soil is actually the first step to growing healthy plants!
Join Daily Acts and learn how to nurture healthy, spongy soil that supports vibrant plant life and stores more water. Soil capable of storing more water means that there is more water available for your plants when they need it, there’s less run-off into the storm drains after a major rain, and there’s more bacteria and beneficial fungus supporting plant life. Healthy soil is also one of our biggest allies in the project of slowing down climate change and preventing drought. Healthy soils that are saturated with water, along with the healthy plants they nurture, keep rainwater in the local area longer, cool down local temperatures, turn more carbon dioxide into safe and stable soil carbon, and even help create more rain!
This webinar will explore the different components of soil, learn how to nurture healthy soil, and we’ll dive into the beautiful symbiotic relationship between plants and the soil fungal community.
How to nurture healthy soil
The relationship between healthy soil and water conservation
How healthy soil supports healthy plants
More to come!
In addition to the above upcoming webinars, the folks at Daily Acts have curated a range of their past webinars. Full recordings are available for you to watch at your convenience. Topics include: