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Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
Hand in the fountain. Photo courtesy of (saavem) Stock Exchange.

Water-wise Gardening Workshops
Saturday, March 8th, 10 am-noon | The Forge Garden
Saturday, March 29th, 1-3 pm | The Forge Garden

The Forge Garden is offering this workshop to share about drought-tolerant landscaping as well as efficient water use (and re-use) for backyard gardens. RSVP here.

Urban Foraging Workshop
Saturday, March 15th, 10 am - noon | Guadalupe River Park and Gardens

Have you ever been out for a walk and wondered if any of the plants around you could make it to your dinner plate? Join our urban foraging enthusiast friends Dion Kardaris and Jeremy Dalton for a two-hour workshop on finding and cooking edible weeds. Dion and Jeremy will teach participants how to identify edible plants and then lead the class on a foraging excursion around the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens. Finally, the class will come back to the Visitor Center to cook up some of the fruits of their labor. This class is open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to sign up.

"Sip. Do Not Gulp"
Now until Thursday, March 16 | The de Saisset Museum

This exhibit was designed specifically for the de Saisset Museum and consists of a painted mural across the gallery walls, a documentary video and acorn rug. The exhibit addresses the changing uses and attitudes towards water and how very precious water is to our lives.

Adapting to Climate Change: Preparing Palo Alto for Inevitable Impacts
Sunday, March 16th, 7-9 pm | Community Room, Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Former Palo Alto Mayor Peter Drekmeier will identify some of the challenges ahead (increased risks of flooding, water shortages, adn wildfires in the foothills) and the measures the community can take to reduce local impacts of climate change. Following the talk, attendess are invited to divide into small discussion groups. More information:

Environmental Justice Speaker Series: “The Future of Water”
Thursday, March 20th, 7 pm | San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 South 7th Street, San Jose

This event will feature a documentary screening of “Thirst” and afterwards, a panel discussion on the future of water. The film depcits the conflict between public stewardship and private profit, in which activists claim water as a human right and corporations as a commodity. The panel will feature SCU’s very own Professor Iris Stewart-Frey in the Environmental Studies and Sciences department, as well as Professor Katherine Cushing from San Jose State University’s Environmental Studies department. Suggested donation: $10, no one is turned away from lack of funds.

Bird to Nature Family Ride
Saturday, March 22nd, 10 am - 1 pm | Guadalupe River Trail

Have you been considering exploring the Guadalupe River Trail but reluctant to go on your own? GRPC and Santa Clara County Open Space Authority are teaming up to offer a leisurely family bike tour. Enjoy the scenery and learn about the history and wildlife of the Guadalupe River. Click here to learn more.

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