Smart gardening is an easy way to get a great looking yard while helping to keep the County a nice place to live. Yard waste disposed in landfills diminishes their capacity and creates methane.

Home-made compost is a valuable resource for nourishing your yard. When you practice smart gardening, you conserve water, improve your home landscape, recycle organic waste, and help preserve the environment. These simple practices do not take much time, and help to foster a healthy, beautiful lawn and garden.

To learn about backyard and worm composting, water-wise gardening, grasscycling and other techniques, attend our webinars or workshops. Below are videos to view for convenience, but we encourage you to attend a live webinar to ask questions and purchase compost bins.

An Introduction to Smart Gardening

Intro to Composting

Small Space Gardening

Organic Gardening

Water-Wise Gardening

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Intro to Composting

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Intro to Composting: learn about backyard and worm composting to create a rich soil amendment [...]

Photo of worm composting bins.

Composting 101: Backyard and Worm Composting

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn the basic techniques of backyard composting, worm composting, water-wise gardening, grasscycling, and edible gardening.

Smart Gardening Techniques

Elderly woman tending to drought tolerant garden.