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Jan 22, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness Fridays 10am

Set fitness and wellness in motion at the start of this new year. Instructor Lisa Griffiths guides you through a combination of 30-minute bodyweight (no equipment) fitness section and a 30 minute gentle/yin yoga section. Supporting you to feel good, to get an effective workout, and to be outside into nature! Beginners are most welcome.

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Jan 28, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Garden Sanctuary, Meet the Author

Award winning landscape designer, author, and San Diego resident, John Beaudry creates outdoor living spaces to harmonize the environment. John shares his easy to follow process as featured in his book, Garden Sanctuary, along with inspiration to experience your garden as a personal sanctuary. *SPECIAL DRAWING FOR MEMBERS: 1 Garden Member will be randomly selected at random to win an autographed copy of the book Garden Sanctuary (must attend the virtual webinar to win)

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Jan 29, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness Fridays 10am

Set fitness and wellness in motion at the start of this new year. Instructor Lisa Griffiths guides you through a combination of 30-minute bodyweight (no equipment) fitness section and a 30 minute gentle/yin yoga section. Supporting you to feel good, to get an effective workout, and to be outside into nature! Beginners are most welcome.

VIEW EVENT
Feb 03, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

That's Swale

Quick everyone, dig a free swale! Learn how to slow, spread, and sink water into your landscape through various earthwork.

VIEW EVENT
Feb 05, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness Fridays 10am

Set fitness and wellness in motion at the start of this new year. Instructor Lisa Griffiths guides you through a combination of 30-minute bodyweight (no equipment) fitness section and a 30 minute gentle/yin yoga section. Supporting you to feel good, to get an effective workout, and to be outside into nature! Beginners are most welcome.

VIEW EVENT
Feb 06, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

1st Saturday Free Tour

FREE with Garden admission ticket! Tour led by one of our most experienced Docents. Hear backstories, learn Garden history, compare plants, see pollinators in action. Tour starts at 9am.

VIEW EVENT
Feb 12, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness Fridays 10am

Set fitness and wellness in motion at the start of this new year. Instructor Lisa Griffiths guides you through a combination of 30-minute bodyweight (no equipment) fitness section and a 30 minute gentle/yin yoga section. Supporting you to feel good, to get an effective workout, and to be outside into nature! Beginners are most welcome.

VIEW EVENT
Feb 12, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Our Heart to Yours - Members Exclusive Art Project

Members of The Water Conservation Garden can receive a free Heart & Craft Kit and join virtually for an art.

VIEW EVENT
Feb 14, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Nature Therapy Experience

Nature Therapy in The Garden… An easy-paced, guided tour which produces a calming, internal experience. Participants are invited to connect.

VIEW EVENT
Feb 19, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness Fridays 10am

Set fitness and wellness in motion at the start of this new year. Instructor Lisa Griffiths guides you through a combination of 30-minute bodyweight (no equipment) fitness section and a 30 minute gentle/yin yoga section. Supporting you to feel good, to get an effective workout, and to be outside into nature! Beginners are most welcome.

VIEW EVENT
Feb 26, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness Fridays 10am

Set fitness and wellness in motion at the start of this new year. Instructor Lisa Griffiths guides you through a combination of 30-minute bodyweight (no equipment) fitness section and a 30 minute gentle/yin yoga section. Supporting you to feel good, to get an effective workout, and to be outside into nature! Beginners are most welcome.

VIEW EVENT
Mar 05, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness Fridays 10am

Set fitness and wellness in motion at the start of this new year. Instructor Lisa Griffiths guides you through a combination of 30-minute bodyweight (no equipment) fitness section and a 30 minute gentle/yin yoga section. Supporting you to feel good, to get an effective workout, and to be outside into nature! Beginners are most welcome.

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

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Ms. Smarty-Plants Celebrates Earth Day 2020 in The Garden

Summer is Super
in The Garden!

Summer enjoys its own rhythm in The Garden. Folks stroll the paths seeking shade from the trees and enjoy a color palette unique to this time of year; with it a sense of nature’s healing gift. Read how nature nurtures us in the summer issue of InBLOOM online. The Desert Tortoises are back and catching up on edible growth in their habitats. Get to know Tank, Bernie & Mr. Peabody on their own web page, then drop in to visit them. And if you’ve been missing our workshops, many are now offered online and others onsite. So, you have more choices than ever. Check our online calendar for all the latest.

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

The Water Conservation Garden Remains OPEN with Modifications for the Community During Time of Need

The Water Conservation Garden will remain open for walking, hiking, holiday lights and retail shopping with some modifications. Under California health guidelines.

Veterans Day Free Admission to The Water Conservation Garden

The Water Conservation Garden is proud to announce that admission will be free for veterans this Veterans Day. Our garden.

WaterSmart Landscape Winners!

Water News Network: 28 July 2020 Two Vista homeowners received recognition from the Vista Irrigation District Board of Directors for.

Sweetwater Auth Wins Statewide Award

Water News Network: 27 July 2020 The Sweetwater Authority Governing Board on July 22 was presented with the California Association.

Water Utility Hero of the Week!

Water News Network: 27 July 2020 The Water Utility Hero of the Week highlights essential work performed during the COVID-19.

Fish-Friendly Seawater Intake Pumps!

Water News Network: July 22, 2020 Photo: San Diego County Water Authority Three new fish-friendly seawater intake pumps, recently commissioned.

Emergency Comms Improved!

Water News Network - July 21, 2020 New Helix Water District Connection Improves Emergency Communication East San Diego County firefighters.

SDCWA Hero of the Week

Water News Network: July 20, 2020 The water industry is among the sectors that are classified as essential. Emily Fleming,.

Helix WD's WaterSmart Landscape

Water News Network: July 16, 2020 Helix Water District recently completed a new demonstration landscape outside of its administration building.

County Water Authority Hero of the Week

WATER NEWS NETWORK - June 22, 2020 The Water Utility Hero of the Week highlights essential work performed during the.

Rehabbed Manhole Protects Environment

WATERNEWSNETWORK June 18, 2020 Vallecitos Water District crews sprang into action to repair and rehabilitate a manhole in danger of.

Grand-Reopening!

The Water Conservation Garden re-opened for Garden Members Monday, June 15 & for the public Tuesday June 16. To celebrate.

Pure Water SD Projects

June 10, 2020 /Water News Network Pre-construction activities at the North City Water Reclamation Plant and the future Pure Water.

Virtual Food Drive

Donate to Otay Water District’s Virtual Food Drive During COVID-19 The Otay Water District, in partnership with the San Diego.

Contest Deadline Extended!

Otay Water District’s WaterSmart Landscape Contest - Win Various Prizes! Deadline Extended to May 29 The Otay Water District invites.

Ms. Smarty-Plants Celebrates Earth Day

April 22nd was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (Ms. Smarty-Plants' favorite holiday) and she celebrated in her favorite place,.

Celebrate Earth Month!

April 22nd marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – a global movement to celebrate our environment. As the COVID-19.

Water Pros Working Around the Clock to Ensure Service

April 13 - Water News Network More than a month into the corona virus crisis in California, water pros continue.

Online Programs!

Discover new online activities for you and your whole family. Visit our online calendar to see updated programs that have.

SD Regional Water Safe

The Water Authority and its 24 member agencies have increased regional coordination and communication to ensure the corona virus pandemic.

The Garden's COVID-19 Update

The Water Conservation Garden COVID-19 Update Release Date: March 31, 2020 With the recent federal announcement and guidelines to stay.

Water Heroes!

Water News Network: March 24, 2020 In an effort to ensure continuity of operations, ten volunteers are sheltering in place.

AN UPDATE FOR OUR COMMUNITY

We join all communities in wishing everyone remains safe during this uncertain time. I wanted to reach out and update.

CNPS Garden Tour Postponed

The California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter has changed the date. April 2021 CNPS will present their 8th annual Garden.

Imperial Valley Conservation Efforts Benefit San Diego, Southwest

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors visited the Imperial Valley January 30 for a day-long tour that.

Student Artwork Featured in 2020 Fallbrook PUD Calendar

Talented fourth-graders from Fallbrook area elementary schools picked up their pens, crayons, and watercolors to create the best and brightest.

Student Artists Featured in 2020 ‘Water Is Life’ Calendar

December 30, 2019 /Water News Network Five talented San Diego County student artists from four elementary schools were among 36.

New Rebates For Water-Smart Irrigation Devices in San Diego County

A new rebate program for irrigation devices is available to qualified landscape contractors in San Diego County. The Water Smart.

Climate change making stronger El Ninos

ABC NEWS By: Seth Borenstein, SP Science Writer Climate change is making stronger El Ninos, which change weather worldwide and.

MCAS Miramar Receives Water Efficiency Award

Water News Network - Oct. 3, 2019 The San Diego County Water Authority presented its 2019 Water Innovation & Efficiency.

SD Public Utilities Dept Honored for Sustainability

The City of San Diego Public Utilities Department has been recognized as a “Utility of the Future Today” for its.

Metropolitan Water District to Study Rainfall and Stormwater Runoff

The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California has launched a new pilot program to provide vital data on the.

Will Climate Change Mean Less Farming in the West?

Civil Eats Colorado and California are rethinking water management for a hotter, drier future, while balancing urban water needs with.

Spring Garden Festival at The Garden

Awarded $25K Grant

The Water Conservation Garden’s Ms. Smarty-PlantsTM program received a $25,000 Environmental Champion Grant in June from SDG&E. The award comes.

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.

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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