Olivenhain Municipal Water District offers tours of its facilities, including Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, David C. McCollom Water Treatment Plant, and 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility. Tours begin at 8:00 a.m. at OMWD’s office and end at approximately noon. Reservations must be made by noon on the Monday prior to the scheduled tour date.
WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series
With instruction and coaching from industry professionals, this program will educate and empower you to develop an actionable landscape makeover plan. This step-by-step approach to landscape renovations is in keeping with our climate and adds beauty and functionality to your home. More insight into this topic is available through the San Diego Union-Tribune.
San Diego County Water Authority – Regional Events Listing
Classes, Garden Tours, and Expert Advice – Year Round
San Diego Botanic Garden
Water Conservation Garden
Barrels & Branches, Encinitas
Grangetto’s Farm & Garden Supply
Las Pilitas Nursery (Native Resource)
Center for Sustainable Energy
Composting Workshops at Solana Center for Environmental Education
In these two-hour, interactive workshops, you will learn the basics of backyard composting using trial-tested advice and hands-on demonstrations. Expert educators will teach you all you need to know to get started with a bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. Learn more about composting and how it can benefit your garden, home, and community. Free composting workshops are provided by Solana Center for Environmental Education in Encinitas. They also hold graywater, vermiculture, rain harvesting workshops, and more.
Elfin Forest Recreation Reserve
Interested in getting in touch with our local natural environment? Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve hosts talks, workshops, and educational hikes to nature lovers of all ages.