book display, events, shows, drought tolerant, gardening, water conservation

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."

Community Meetings on Drought Response and Rates

EBMUD invites you to attend a special community meeting of the EBMUD Board of Directors and hear the latest on the status of current and projected water supplies, the cost of drought, potential drought rates and water conservation tips. 

Dates and Locations

Thursday, October 23
Walnut Creek Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive at Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596  

Wednesday, October 29 
City of Richmond Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804

Wednesday, November 5
EBMUD Administration Building, 375 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 

Wednesday, November 19
Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546 

Time All meetings are from 6:30 pm - 8 pm

 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.