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Garden Workshops

garden class overlooking 7th Ave

The SFPUC sponsors low-cost workshops at Garden for the Environment to help San Francisco residents create and maintain beautiful and water-efficient gardens. Garden for the Environment is a nationally acclaimed half-acre education and demonstration garden that supports small-scale urban ecological food production, organic gardening, composting, and low water-use landscaping. Workshops are hosted on Saturday mornings from 10am to noon at garden on the corner of Lawton Street and 7th Avenue.

sign noting plants for bay area gardens

Click here to sign up for upcoming workshops

These low-cost workshops are brought to you by the SFPUC. 100% of workshop fees are reimbursed upon attendance through gift cards to local garden stores. For questions, please contact Garden for the Environment at or at

native plant arrangement in a jar 

Laundry-to-Landscape Graywater Workshops

Looking for more ways to save water? The SFPUC is partnering with The Urban Farmer Store to provide free workshops on how to install a laundry-to-landscape graywater system for your home. Sign up for a graywater workshop by clicking here. Due to limited space, priority will be given to approved Laundry-to-Landscape Graywater Program applicants. For more information on our graywater program, please visit

Visit the Water-Wise and Natural Plant Care Demonstration Gardens.

Our agency sponsors two demonstration gardens in partnership with Garden for the Environment. The Water-Wise Demonstration Garden features low-water use and climate appropriate plants, efficient irrigation and conservation-friendly design. The Natural Plant Care Demonstration Garden features examples of best practices such as composting, planting the right plants in the right place, attracting beneficial bugs, using less-toxic products and methods, and planting native and climate appropriate plants. These Demonstration Gardens are open to the public and are located at 7th Avenue and Lawton Street in San Francisco.


flowers and shrubs in the garden

Last updated: 4/4/2018 1:13:21 PM