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Events & Webinars

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Learn From the Experts!

Through partnerships with key community organizations, Marin Water is pleased to host or attend several upcoming webinars and in-person events to help customers with home outdoor water-savings.

Our webinar series partners include:

  • UC Marin Master Gardeners: University of California-trained and certified volunteers who provide research-based knowledge and information on sustainable landscape practices, pest management and home horticulture to gardeners in Marin. 

  • The College of Marin: The College of Marin offers a series of workshops based on Marin Water's Watershed Approach to Landscaping (WAL) Handbook and is an introduction to making your garden into a micro-watershed. Learn more

  • Sloat Garden Center: In partnership with Marin Water and the Master Gardeners, the Sloat Garden Center will host two free upcoming landscape webinars touching on resilient, fire-safe landscaping and more.

Click on the events below for more details about each one and to access registration information.




Aug. 29

10:30a.m.- 2:30p.m.

Water Efficiency Customer Workshop - Learn, Lunch, Engage! Join Marin Water staff for an engaging water efficiency customer workshop and provide your input on future water-saving initiatives! Lunch will be provided and registration is required to attend this free event.


Sept. 9

10:10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Educational Opportunity: Design Inspiration: Gardening with a Sense of Place  This College of Marin course gives home landscapers a firm foundation on the local environment - our watersheds, varied microclimates and the native plant communities and animal life they support. With this foundational knowledge, students will learn to create a garden that truly reflects a sense of place. Cost $69.

Sept. 13 

5 p.m.

WaterSmart Gardening Webinar: Marin Water landscape incentive and education programs Marin Water is partnering with Sloat Garden Center for a webinar covering all of the great incentive and education programs offered by the District. Water Efficiency Specialist Greg Plumb will discuss cash rebates for lawn replacement, discounts on smart irrigation controllers and much more!  

Sept. 13 

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Resilient Neighborhoods Climate Action Workshops The local climate action nonprofit Resilient Neighborhoods will host a series of free online workshops to help community members reduce energy consumption, switch to renewable energy sources, cut down on waste and prepare for climate-related emergencies. Choose Wednesday or Thursday meetings. 

Sept. 16

10:10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Educational Opportunity: Designing Your Home Landscape Learn the basics of successful landscape design, including how to create a site plan and planting plan for your home garden that balances your vision while supporting our local environment in this second Watershed Approach to Landscaping offering at the College of Marin. Cost $69. 

Sept. 23

10:10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Educational Opportunity: Design Your Garden as a Mini Ecosystem Take your garden design skills to the next level with this third College of Marin Watershed Approach to Landscaping course, where you'll explore climate zones, hydrozones, microclimates and shade/sun patterns. You'll also learn the basics of mapping your yard as a sustainable mini-watershed system designed for rainwater capture and dispersement. Cost $69. 

Sept. 30

10:10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Educational Opportunity: Irrigating Efficiently: How Much Water Does Your Garden Need?  Led by Kristine Loomis, Senior Programs Specialist in Water Use Efficiency at Sonoma Water, this College of Marin course covers the basic components of an irrigation system, and how you can tailor a system specifically for your landscape. Loomis brings 25 years of experience in landscape and agricultural irrigation, conservation and instruction. Cost $69.



Oct. 7

10:10 a.m.- 12:30 P.M.

Educational Opportunity: Building Healthy Soil in Your Garden In this College of Marin course, learn about the common soil types found in Marin County, and how they can be improved with easy methods that mimic natural processes. You'll also learn about different styles of home composting and how to best maintain a healthy, vigorous garden using only organic, sustainable practices. Cost $69. 

Oct. 14

10:10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Educational Opportunity: Planning for Marin Gardens

The final Fall 2023 Watershed Approach to Landscaping course from the College of Marin centers on picking the right plant for the right place. You'll learn about pollinator and butterfly gardens, gardening with deer and wildlife, fire-resistant plants and more. Cost $69.