Skip to main content


Garden Calendar

Public Art in the Garden

 "Art in the Garden" Event

The Water Resources Institute will host 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. Please join us on June 9, 5-7pm for appetizers, dessert, and wine. RSVP to Nicole Barnhart at or 909-537-5529.

Please join us for a series of free events featuring Public Art in the Garden, kicking off on Earth Day, April 23, 2016 with "Trashformation: Bags and Bottles Workshop" which will teach you how to crochet a water bottle holder by repurposing used plastic material.

These ongoing events are FREE and open to the public and will showcase 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 is pleased to offer a series of FREE events, which are open to the public.

Water Conservation Workshop - In Doubt About the Drought

Thursday, May 19th at 7 PM and Saturday, May 21st at 9 AM at Cal State San Bernardino's Water Wise Demonstration Garden, at 5500 University Parkway, Parking Lot G.

These events are FREE but registration for directions/event specifics is suggested:

Jennifer Castillo at or 909-799-7407x100

Classes will be held at California State University, San Bernardino and may include 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