Master Gardener Workshops

Western Municipal Water District partners with the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener Program of Riverside County to host FREE monthly workshops that focus on gardening and efficient outdoor water use.

Workshops are hosted on the second Saturday of each month. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workshops are being held virtually.

  1. Upcoming Workshops
  2. Past Workshops


Current drought status—what it means to you

October 9, 2021 | 10 a.m.

Speaker: Celeste Cantú, UCCE Master Gardener 

Join us for an important discussion on the impacts of the current drought conditions with Celeste Cantú, UCCE Master Gardener: climate change and impact on gardens, water-efficient gardening, and maintaining your garden through proven water-wise practices.

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POP – The Power of Pollinators

November 13, 2021 | 10 a.m.

Speaker: Michele Felix-Derbarmdiker, Naturalist

The Power of Pollinators (POP) presentation, introduces you to the subjects of natural resources, pollinators/pollination, human pollinator relationships, Western Monarchs and native milkweed. At the end of the presentation, participants will have the knowledge go forward and take meaningful action to be stewards of native pollinators, Western Monarchs and milkweed.

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Do you require special accommodation?

Any person with a disability who requires a reasonable modification or accommodation in order to participate in meetings should direct requests to at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Learn about our plant of the month:

Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliosum - California buckwheat

Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliosum - California buckwheat (with bee)This is the most common buckwheat that grows in California. It is incredibly drought tolerant and hardy. The pretty flowers change color throughout the seasons and is a gorgeous addition to any garden. Very tolerant of clay soil! At the nursery, we love to use buckwheat in cut flower arrangements.

Plant Type: Perennial, Native

Plant Properties: Plant Type: Perennial, Native

Flower Season: Summer, Early Fall

Information provided by Moosa Creek Nursery