laco seal
Department of Public Works
Go to DPW home
Collage of various services by Public Works
Workshops


We encourage you to attend a free Smart Gardening workshop to improve your lawn/garden and reduce waste. No reservations needed. Workshops are about 1.5 hours and are held at Learning Centers, libraries, parks, and schools. Beginner Workshops introduce you to smart gardening. Advanced Workshops are for those who love to garden (schedule listed at bottom). Purchase a backyard or worm compost bin at a discount after each workshop. A free bin will be raffled off to an attendee at workshops marked with a .

Visit our instructional videos for an idea of what is taught. Many agencies and private groups also hold gardening classes. We have compiled a list of classes and events to feed your interest.


BEGINNER WORKSHOPS


La Habra Heights - May 28, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
City Hall - Banquet Room
1245 Hacienda Rd (flyer)

Lawndale - May 28, 2016
Saturday, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lawndale Library - Meeting Room
14615 Burin Ave (flyer)

San Pedro - June 4, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
San Pedro Science Center
2201 Barrywood Ave (flyer)

La Verne - June 4, 2016
Saturday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
La Verne Public Library
3640 D Street (flyer)

Sylmar - June 11, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
El Cariso Regional Park
13100 Hubbard St (flyer)

Whittier - June 11, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Adventure Park
10130 S. Gunn Ave (flyer)

Malibu - June 11, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Malibu City Hall - Multi-Purpose Room
23825 Stuart Ranch Rd (flyer)

East LA - June 18, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
East LA Civic Center - Amphitheater
4801 E 3rd Street (flyer, en EspaƱol)

Torrance - June 18, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Columbia Park
18721 Prairie Ave (flyer)

Palos Verdes - June 25, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
South Coast Botanic Garden ($9 entrance fee)
26300 Crenshaw Blvd (flyer)

Long Beach - June 25, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
El Dorado Neighborhood Library
2900 Studebaker Rd (flyer)


Beginner workshops provide hands-on instruction on the basic techniques of composting, worm composting, water-wise gardening, and grasscycling.

      workshop



Diamond Bar - July 9, 2016
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Diamond Bar Center - Sycamore Room
1600 Grand Ave (flyer)

City Terrace - July 9, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
City Terrace Park
1126 N Hazard Ave (flyer)

Culver City - July 16, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Veterans Memorial Complex - Garden Room
4117 Overland Ave (flyer)

El Monte - July 23, 2016
Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
El Monte Library
3224 Tyler Ave (flyer)

Los Angeles - July 23, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Leon H. Washington Park
8908 Maie Ave (flyer)

Arcadia - July 30, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Arboretum ($9 entrance fee)
301 N Baldwin Ave (flyer)

La Puente - July 30, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
San Angelo Park
245 S San Angelo Ave (flyer)


ADVANCED WORKSHOPS


Covina - May 21, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Charter Oak Park
20261 E Covina Blvd (flyer)

Arcadia - May 28, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Arboretum ($9 entrance fee)
301 N Baldwin Ave (flyer)

Pico Rivera - May 28, 2016
Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pico Rivera Library
9001 Mines Ave (flyer)

Monterey Park - June 4, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Garvey Ranch Park
781 S Orange Ave (flyer)

Atwater Village - June 11, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Chevy Chase Recreation Center
4165 Chevy Chase Dr (flyer)

Downey - June 18, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wilderness Park
10999 Little Lake Rd (flyer)




Advanced workshops teach you organic gardening, landscaping with native drought-tolerant plants, and integrated pest management (environmentally-sound ways to control pests).


Diamond Bar - June 25, 2016
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Diamond Bar Center
1600 Grand Ave (flyer)

La Crescenta - July 16, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Crescenta Valley Water District
3730 Glenwood Ave (flyer)

Palos Verdes - July 16, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
South Coast Botanic Garden ($9 entrance fee)
26300 Crenshaw Blvd (flyer)

Diamond Bar - July 23, 2016
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Diamond Bar Center - Sycamore Room
1600 Grand Ave (flyer)

West Covina - July 30, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
West Covina Senior Center
2501 E Cortez Ave (flyer)

workshop workshop
Managed by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Environmental Programs Division
Toll Free Phone Number: 1(888) CLEAN LA
Clean LA Home| Clean LA FAQ| About Clean LA| Clean LA Site Index| Contact Clean LA