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This is your source for information about classes, workshops, and exhibits that EBMUD is offering directly or in partnership with others. EBMUD believes in helping people learn ways to conserve water, so conservation topics are typically highlighted. Please check back often for the latest information. 





Ruth Bancroft Garden Lecture Series

This exciting set of author events, seminars, and workshops highlights topics including growing vegetables, herbs, and cutting flowers; choosing colors for your garden that work together; and creating stunning succulent gardens and great plant combinations using water-wise plants. Learn more about water-wise and sustainable gardening in the Bay Area.

For more information or to register, please visit the Ruth Bancroft Garden website.

Host a sheet mulch party in your own neighboorhood makes it easy through their Lose Your Lawn, Gain a Garden program. Included: a sheet mulch kit, free consult, and a sign for your yard that reads: "We Turned Our Yard into a Garden with Sheet Mulch."

Mow No Mo' - Lawn Conversion Workshops

In this series of hands-on workshops you’ll learn how to remove your lawn, select native plants, and design a beautiful, water-conserving, pesticide-free garden that attracts wildlife.

The following is an EBMUD-sponsored workshop led by Kelly Marshall of Kelly Marshall Garden Design, and Kathy Kramer, Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour Coordinator. On location at the home of an EBMUD customer participating in the lawn conversion rebate program.

Date Sunday, October 5
Location On-site at a home in Lafayette
Time 10 am - 3 pm
Cost $30 - Register here

 The East Bay Home Show

Visit EBMUD's booth and learn about water conservation at this premier event for East Bay homeowners.

Date & Time

Saturday, September 27, 10 am - 6pm

Sunday, September 28, 10 am - 5 pm


Craneway Pavilion, Ford Point, Richmond

Cost Free

Water Wise Homes Conference

Learn new technologies, techniques, and strategies to save water in the homes we design, build, and remodel. This conference is sponsored by Build It Green and PG&E.

Date Thursday, November 6
Location David Brower Center, Berkeley
Time 8 am - 2:30 pm

Member: $25 

Non-member: $35

Register here


Business Forums

Contract Equity Program Business Forums are an opportunity for business owners to learn how to do business with East Bay Municipal Utility District, meet EBMUD staff, and network with other business owners.

Art Exhibition

EBMUD hosts a rotating art exhibition in its Administration Building lobby in downtown Oakland. The shows are free and open to the public. Click for visiting hours, the current artist, and a sample of the work on display.