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CNGA's California's New Front Yard Workshop

  • UC Santa Cruz Arboretum (map)

Advance Registration Required.

Transform your thirsty lawn into a water-saving landscape featuring drought-tolerant trees, native grasses, perennials, and shrubs. Morning talks are followed by hands-on activities and demonstrations. This workshop is suitable for homeowners and landscape professionals alike, so all are welcome!

Registration includes morning refreshments, catered lunch, and course materials. 

Workshop fee: $25 CNGA Members / $30 Non-members

For a flyer (can be used to mail in registration): click here

Speakers include:

  • Introduction: Andrew Fulks, Assistant Director, UC Davis Arboretum
  • Landscape Design: Martin Quigley, Director of Gardens and Grounds, UCSC Arboretum
  • Plant Species Selection: Brett Hall, California Native Plant Program Director UCSC Arboretum
  • Lawn Removal and Drip Irrigation: Dakota Bertsch, Landscape Designer & Project Manager, Ecological Concerns 
  • Rainwater Catchment and Grey Water Harvesting: Jon Laslett

Thank you to our partners, City of Santa Cruz and UC Santa Cruz Arboretum.