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Community 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.


Jan 4.
Registration opens for Watershed Approach to Landscaping Classes at College of Marin!
Get expert, in-person guidance by attending a Watershed Approach to Landscape class offered through our partners at the College of Marin ($348 for series, $68 per class): 


April 1

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

WAL Class: Design Inspiration: Gardening with a Sense of Place
Learn about the environmental qualities that make Marin so special, and use that knowledge to create a garden that truly reflects a sense of place within your own backyard watershed. $68. 

April 15

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

WAL Class: Designing Your Home Landscape Balancing the needs of the designer and the needs of the earth is a key goal in this College of Marin course, which also covers how to create site and planting plans for your home garden that reflect your vision and support our environment. $68.

April 22

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

WAL Class: Design Your Garden as a Mini Ecosystem Explore climate zones, hydrozones, microclimates and shade/sun patterns in this College of Marin class as you learn the basics of mapping your yard to craft a sustainable, mini-watershed system designed for rainwater capture and use. $68. 

April 29

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

WAL Class: Irrigating Efficiently: How Much Water Does Your Garden Need?  Learn to determine how much water your plants need, and when they need it, in this College of Marin course that covers the basic components of irrigation systems, including which types (and schedules) are best for your garden. $68

May 6

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

WAL Class: Planning for Marin Gardens Choosing the right plant for the right place is key for a successful garden. This College of Marin course offers information on pollinator and butterfly gardens, gardning with deer and wildlife, fire-resistant plants and more. $68. 

May 20

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

WAL Class: Building Healthy Soil in Your Garden Learn about the basic soil types common in Marin and how they can be improved with easy methods that mimic natural processes. This College of Marin offering covers different styles of home composting as well. $68.