Bay friendly landscaping classes

The City offers several free bay friendly landscaping classes each year in the fall and the spring. Check below for upcoming classes and sign up for our newsletter. 

Water Conservation Class

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Upcoming Classes

Using Compost In Your Garden Can Save Water
Saturday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
City Hall, Room 2A, 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Do you want to start composting to save water? Composting retains soil moisture, so it limits the amount of irrigation needed and minimizes runoff. Join us and learn the basics of starting your own backyard and worm composting system! Learn how to turn your food scraps, leaves, and plant cuttings into nutrient-rich compost that helps your garden retain moisture, suppress weeds, and prevent soil erosion, while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. There will be a demonstration bin complete with live worms!

Gardening with Succulents
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
City Hall, Room 2A, 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Learn how to care for, irrigate, and design landscapes with drought-tolerant succulents.  Participants will apply the elements and principals of design taught in the class to create a succulent container garden. 

Sustainable Edible Gardening
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
City Hall, Room 2A, 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Learn how to reduce water needs for seasonal vegetable gardening by learning how to grow vegetables to harvest all summer long. This class will also cover how to incorporate organic maintenance techniques into sustainable vegetable gardening such as using compost and cover crops.

Registration is required for both classes.  Please visit www.bawsca.org/classes to register today!

Also, consider applying for Hayward's Lawn Conversion Rebate and check out these resources: