Fall into Winter Gardening Workshop

IRWD Main Offices
15600 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA

Learn how to make the transition from fall to winter, garden style!

Sept. 28 Fall into Winter Gardening Workshop
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Urban Landscape and Garden Education Expo

UC ANR South Coast Research and Extension Center
7601 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA

Get the information you need to create a water-efficient landscape. The Expo will feature free workshops, industry experts, vendors and landscape displays, as well as hands-on activities for children and adults.

Due to road construction in front of the South Coast Research and Extension Center, there are no left turns to enter or exit the facility (see map for more info).

RSVP not required, but let us know if you'll be attending!

2017 Expo Program

Sept. 30 Urban Landscape and Garden Education Expo
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Plan Now, Plant Now Workshop

IRWD Multi-Purpose Room
15600 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA

As we are getting into the fall, this class will prepare you in evaluating your landscape in seeing what changes are needed. This workshop will also help you in considering design choices and selecting plants in preparing for the planting season. Join landscaping expert Juan Garcia for a workshop in the morning and then take off on a self-guided garden tour of homes, hosted by the Orange County California Native Plants Society.

Oct. 21 Plan Now, Plant Now Workshop
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Practical Composting

UC ANR South Coast Research and Extension Center
7601 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA

This workshop will review composting and vermiculture basics along with hands-on activities demonstrating practical applications to fit local landscapes in a working compost environment. Register and get class fee info at ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=21472.

Professional Landscape Contractor, Irrigation & Landscape Management Training (IN SPANISH)

IRWD Community Room
15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA

Instructed by Toni Monzon

Presented by Bilingual Training Institute (BTI), taught in Spanish

Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 10 - De. 5

Only 25 participants* will be accepted - space is limited, attendance at all 9 classes is mandatory to receive certificate.

FREE irrigation and landscape training for professional landscape contractors. Receive hands-on training related to irrigation troubleshooting and sustainable water management in landscapes. Participants who attend all classes in the series will receive a Certificate of Completion and recognition on the District website for having attended this training.

Training Topics:
A) Troubleshooting
Oct. 10 - Hydraulic Principles: The building blocks which ensure optimum working pressure in the irrigation system and minimize recurrent pipe breaks
Oct. 17 - Troubleshooting & Fine Tuning: Techniques for optimum sprinkler performance
Oct. 24 - Valve Troubleshooting
Oct. 31 - Electrical Troubleshooting
Nov. 7- Understanding & Troubleshooting Two-wire systems

B) Water Management
Nov. 14 - Fundamentals & Application of Drip Irrigation
Nov. 21- Sustainable Water Management Principles, beyond efficient irrigation
Nov 28 - Practical Techniques for sprinkler and drip irrigation scheduling
Dec. 5 - Smart Controller Programming

Included:
• Lunch
• Irrigation equipment for hands-on exercises
• Outline and handouts
• Certification with attendance at all nine classes

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Oct. 10 - Dec. 5 Professional Landscape Contractor and Landscape Management Training
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