Upcoming events

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Photo of capturing rainwater. Photo credit Corridor Media: www.smcorridornews.com
VIEW EVENT
Jul 20, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practical Rainwater Harvesting

Albert Barlow from Rain Water Systems likes to design automated systems that tie into irrigation, finding hand watering from small barrels cumbersome. Hear his expert advice on efficiency, rebates, and embracing the math of harvesting.

VIEW EVENT
Jul 26, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nature Nights with MSP - Totally Tortoise Trek

Psst... did you hear?  Nature Nights with Ms. Smarty-Plants (MSP) at The Garden! Bring your flashlight and your sense of curiosity and explore The Garden at night! Your adventure will include animal encounters, a scavenger hunt, campfire and a “unique” souvenir for all my Earth Heroes!

VIEW EVENT
Jul 27, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gregory Page Trio Concert

Join us at The Garden as we welcome back Gregory Page for a summer concert that has become a community favorite. Gregory will capture your heart with his engaging lyrics and soothing melodies reminiscent of the 1920's sweet jazz era. You surely won’t want to miss this fabulous evening in The Garden!

Stream running over river rocks
VIEW EVENT
Aug 03, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Therapy

Experience nature-healing in our locally adapted practice of Japanese “Forest Bathing.” Engage all your senses during a slow-paced, quiet discovery of the natural benefits found in our very own Garden.

VIEW EVENT
Aug 03, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free, Docent-led Garden Tour

Walk the garden trails with a Docent Tour Guide and see beautiful water-saving landscapes. Tours begin promptly Saturday mornings at.

Stream running over river rocks
VIEW EVENT
Aug 04, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Therapy

Experience nature-healing in our locally adapted practice of Japanese “Forest Bathing.” Engage all your senses during a slow-paced, quiet discovery of the natural benefits found in our very own Garden.

VIEW EVENT
Aug 12, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Stretch & Connect: Garden Yoga

Unwind, unplug and connect with nature. Each class will take place within the stunning Water Conservation Gardens, led by Jackie Gadd, Accessible Yoga Ambassador, and owner of BYOM. We’ll serve tea to refresh.

VIEW EVENT
Aug 14, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Wags n Wine

Get ready to wine down and stop to smell the Rosè again this summer at The Garden! We are excited to see you with your sweet and loveable furry friends for special after hour evenings at your favorite backyard away from home.

Stargazing with telescope
VIEW EVENT
Aug 14, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Stargazing in The Garden

If you love to see what’s happening in the night sky, then you’ll want to come join us for these fun after-hours events in The Garden. Bring your telescope and enjoy some time under the stars!

VIEW EVENT
Aug 23, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nature Nights with MSP - Creepy Crawly Critters!

Psst... did you hear?  Nature Nights with Ms. Smarty-Plants (MSP) at The Garden! Bring your flashlight and your sense of curiosity and explore The Garden at night! Your adventure will include animal encounters, a scavenger hunt, campfire and a “unique” souvenir for all my Earth Heroes!

VIEW EVENT
Aug 24, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grey-water Level 2

Dive deeper into water systems with Brook Sarson of CatchingH2O/H2OME. Discuss how to implement gravity fed or pumped systems, adjust.

VIEW EVENT
Aug 25, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Solar Cooking Class

Solar Oven Cooking is a yummy way to benefit people and the environment by harnessing sunshine. Come for a solar.

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Jon Foreman, of the Band 'Switchfoot', Tours The Garden

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Jon Foreman, of Switchfoot, Talks WaterSmart

Summer is Sizzling
in The Garden!

Summer is heating up in The Garden! The days are longer and a shady spot in The Garden is the place to be. Hoot & Holla, our resident Barn Owls, departed until next spring, but Holla left a video “Owl-bum” on their page. Of course our very own California Desert Tortoises are out and about in their Garden exhibit across from The Gift Shoppe. Also there are brand new events happening this summer, like Nature Nights with Ms. Smarty-Plants™! But that’s just the beginning. Check the calendar to see what else is happening this summer and drop by for a visit!

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Education Program

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ award-winning programs inspire young people through interactive and engaging hands on learning in water conservation and stewardship of the earth. Fieldtrips, Assemblies and Special Programs meet E-STEM, California State and Next Generation Science Standards. With her special mixture of music, magic and fun, Ms. Smarty-Plants™ ignites the EARTH HERO in each of us.

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Garden News

Keep up on the latest, find out what’s happening, and get helpful info from water agencies.

Sea Levels Rise

Flooding Spikes Along U.S. Coasts: NOAA Report. High tides are flooding basements, streets and septic systems up and down U.S..

California's Rainfall

How Did California's Rainfall Season Measure Up? Good, But Not Great. Sunday is the end of the 2018-19 rainfall season.

Water Authority Savings Program

The San Diego County Water Authority is expanding a long-running partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to increase.

ACWA's New Video

Small Changes, Big Impact. The Association of California Water Agencies released a new video featuring The Garden. Watch the video!

Students Take Honors

Students Take Honors in OMWD’s 2019 Water Awareness Poster Contest Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors recognized the winners.

The Garden Awarded!

The Garden Receives Small Business Award for Making a Difference! On Thursday, May 23, 2019 The San Diego Regional Chamber.

Hold Onto Your Hillsides and Slopes

Many San Diego County residents live near canyons, which are valuable natural resources. Native canyon hillsides should be not be.

Solar Oven Discount!

Enjoy 10% off either a Deluxe or Mini solar oven from SunFlair and 10% will be donated to The Garden! Solar Oven.

Ms. Smarty-Plants Education

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ education programs  teach residents of all ages about the importance of water conservation and stewardship of the earth. .

Plants in the Garden

Explore a sampling of the plants you’ll see at The Garden.

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