More than half the water consumed by a Santa Clara County household is used in the yard. This workshop will cover many different ways to reduce water use in your yard. Also, we will provide information successfully complete a Valley Water landscape conversion rebate project and share landscape design templates. This program is in partnership with Valley Water.
Little Uvas Creek Preserve is bustling with life. Normally closed to the public, we will journey through serpentine grassland, oak woodland and chaparral habitats, gray pines and toyon, and explore three spring-fed ponds that provide water for wildlife such as birds, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies and more! Along the way, we will learn about endangered plants that are dependent on serpentine soils, a variety of wildflowers, damselflies and other insects, ruddy ducks and other birds and some of the area's geology.
Join us for a peaceful journey through four miles of the Picchetti Ranch Preserve. We will walk on shady trails lush with ferns, large Oak and California Bay trees and Madrones, which lead to views of Stevens Creek Reservoir and the hillside to the east. After passing an old Apricot, Plum, and Pear orchard and a petite pond, we reach the winery where will eat a leisurely lunch at the historic Picchetti estate before our gradual downhill return trip. Wine tasting is optional.