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Public Art in the Garden

 "Art in the Garden" Event

The Water Resources Institute hosted an open house event in the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation Demonstration Garden at CSUSB to showcase new student art and hear from our annual donors on June 9, 5-7pm. Attendees enjoyed art, update from water industry professionals, and appetizers, dessert, and wine.

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WRI also sponsored a series of free ongoing events, which were open to the public. Workshops showcased interactive sculptures, installation, and social practices to engage audiences using social media, interactions, and activities. For the schedule and more information, please see this flyer.

Water Saving Garden Friendly Workshops

The Inland Empire Resource Conservation District, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, and CSUSB's Water Resources Institute was pleased to offer a series of FREE events, which were open to the public.

Classes were held at California State University, San Bernardino and included classroom instruction in addition to tours of and instruction in the Water Wise Demonstration Garden. 

Native Plants Seminar Thursday, 1/7/16 7:00-8:30pm
Native Plants Seminar Saturday, 1/23/16 9:00am-12:00pm
Native Plant Installation & Maintenance Seminar Thursday, 2/18/16 7:00-8:30pm
Native Plant Installation & Maintenance Seminar Saturday, 2/20/16 9:00am-12:00pm
"Life After Lawns" Book Discussion Thursday, 3/24/16 7:00-8:30pm
"Life After Lawns" Book Discussion Saturday, 3/26/16 9:00am-12:00pm
Low-Impact Pest Management for Native Plants Thursday, 4/21/16 7:00-8:30pm
Low-Impact Pest Management for Native Plants Saturday, 4/23/16 9:00am-12:00pm
Overview of Water Conservation Resources & Programs Thursday, 5/19/16 7:00-8:30pm
Water Resources Fair Saturday, 5/21/16 9:00am-12:00pm
Dry Streambed Design & Installation Thursday, 6/16/16 7:00-8:30pm
Dry Streambed Design & Installation Saturday, 6/18/16 9:00am-12:00pm


Previous Workshops

January 2016 -

"Increase Your Native Plant IQ"

Species Posters

February 2016 -

"Native and Water Saving Garden Friendly Plants"

Speaker Bio

Species Profiles

March 2016 -

"Design on a Budget"

Plants List

Workshop Planning Packet

April 2016 -

"Tree Care During Drought"

May 2016 -

"In Doubt About the Drought"

June 2016 -

"Dry Streambed/Conservation Hardscape Workshop"