This page provides links to resources to help you Go Green in your home gardens, yards, and streets, as well as creating your own drought-tolerant landscaping and lawns. For the new turf rebate program visit bewaterwise.com or click on this link for the press release.
- California-friendly lawn & garden examples and plant list
- California-friendly lawn & garden videos, guides, nurseries, and other helpful information
- Converting your landscaping and lawns to become more drought- and environmentally friendly. Low water grass varieties are an option.
- Drought-tolerant grasses & plants
- Artificial turf
- Pervious Surfaces
- Watering and irrigation
- Biochar - a soil amendment that saves 50% water use.
- Gardening resources, including composting workshop information
- Composting and Compost Bin Order Form
- Naturally controlling pests inside and outside your home (Integrated Pest Management)
- Rodent control
For additional information on water-saving gardens, including irrigation and watering, go to our water saving tips page.
Ventura County Master Gardeners
Each year the Ventura County Master Gardeners offer a series of free gardening workshops to the Goebel Center in Thousand Oaks (1385 East Janss Road). Workshops cover a wide variety of topics and incorporate environmentally friendly gardening practices. Generally, workshops are held on Saturday mornings. Attendance is FREE; however, advance registration is required.
For more information about the Ventura County Master Gardeners, visit the Master Gardener website at www.ucanr.org/sites/VCMG.
Want to be notified about upcoming seminars, workshops, and gardening news? Click here to sign up for the Ventura County Master Gardener E-Newsletter
Got Gardening Questions? Call the Master Gardener Home Gardening Helpline! Call Tuesday or Thursday, 1-4 pm to reach the Helpline at the University of California Cooperative Extension office in Ventura
(805) 645-1455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Water Conservation Gardens
Click on the image below to see public water conservation gardens in Thousand Oaks.