Current Workshops and Webinars

Your small steps at home lead to big changes in our community, from how you use your electricity and water to what you throw away… and even what you flush down the toilet.

Your Roseville Utilities are dedicated to helping you save water and energy, reduce your waste and keep your pipes flowing. Register for one of our workshops or webinars to learn more! 

 

January 2023

Workshop: Pruning with Purpose

  • Saturday, January 14
  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • FREE
What's the key to developing healthy, strong, and attractive trees and shrubs? Pruning, of course! A local arborist from Roseville Urban Forest Foundation (RUFF) will walk you through the purpose and techniques of pruning. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore pruning types, proper cutting tools, and identify what cuts should be made. These principles will give you confidence to prune all types of trees and plants.

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Workshop: Rose Care for a Changing Climate

  • Saturday, January 21
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • FREE
Did you know that roses don’t have to require a lot of water and labor to flourish? In this workshop you will learn about some of the origins of roses in America. You will become acquainted with the categories of roses for your landscape, and which are best suited for our drier environment. You’ll learn how to recognize common pests and diseases and how you can safely manage them during different season of the year.

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Workshop: Pruning with Purpose

  • Thursday, January 26
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • FREE

What's the key to developing healthy, strong, and attractive trees and shrubs? Pruning, of course! A local arborist from Roseville Urban Forest Foundation (RUFF) will walk you through the purpose and techniques of pruning. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore pruning types, proper cutting tools, and identify what cuts should be made. These principles will give you confidence to prune all types of trees and plants.

Register Now!

February 2023

Workshop: Pruning with Purpose

  • Saturday, February 4
  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • FREE

What's the key to developing healthy, strong, and attractive trees and shrubs? Pruning, of course! A local arborist from Roseville Urban Forest Foundation (RUFF) will walk you through the purpose and techniques of pruning. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore pruning types, proper cutting tools, and identify what cuts should be made. These principles will give you confidence to prune all types of trees and plants.

Register Now!

Workshop: Green Gardener - 8 Week Series 

  • Thursdays, February 2 - March 23
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • $55 for residents & $65 for non-residents

The reality is that our gardens are impacted by extreme and fluctuating weather conditions. We also need to be using less potable water in them. The good news is that help is on the way. In this eight-week class series, you will learn how to strengthen your garden's ability to combat climate-change and enhance that curb appeal. Classes are taught by practicing landscape professionals who will teach environmentally-friendly, easy-care practices so your trees and plants can thrive, your landscape can be beautiful, and it can support an abundance of garden life. Our landscapes can be resilient. Join us so yours can be too!

Class Dates: Thursdays, February 2 through March 23
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Roseville Utility Exploration Center

Optional Q&A and Demonstrations
Dates: Saturdays, February 25 and March 25
Time: 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Location: Roseville Utility Exploration Center Inspiration Garden

Class topics include:

- Designing new and updating existing landscapes
- Selecting and caring for California native plants
- Gardening with edibles
- Gaining the most out of rainwater
- Irrigating your landscape efficiently
- Reducing water runoff and air pollution
- Improving your soil’s health
- Composting and mulching
- Fertilizing for optimum lawn and plant health
- Managing those pesky pests

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Workshop: Tomatoes Mastery: The Art & Science of Growing Delicious Tomatoes

  • Saturday, February 18
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • FREE

This class is dedicated to one of our summer favorites, the tomato! Learn about planting, growing, and caring for this delicious staple as well as how to control problems before they happen. Let us help you grow the ultimate tomato - firm and juicy, sweet and tangy.

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Workshop: Fruit Tree Care

  • Saturday, February 25
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • FREE

You may know when to pick and enjoy that delicious fruit, but do you know how to choose, plant, tend, and prune your fruit tree? Roseville Urban Forest Foundation arborists will teach you how to grow and maintain fruit trees, from planting to harvest. Learn about keeping your fruit trees beautiful and productive with proper pruning and care.

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March 2023

Workshop: Straw Bale Gardening

  • Saturday, March 18
  • 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
  • FREE

“Turn Straw Into Gold”--Growing your veggies and flowers in easily “conditioned” straw bales means NO SOIL, NO DIGGING, NO BENDING, ONLY A TROWEL NEEDED.  Your used straw bales make great compost too!

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Workshop: General Tree Care

  • Saturday, March 25
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • FREE

Trees add life and beauty to our surroundings, provide natural shade and oxygen, and increase the value of your property. Keep your trees healthy with a spring tune-up. Learn about tree health care, watering schedules, mulch, and fertilization. A local arborist from Roseville Urban Forest Foundation (RUFF) will answer your tree questions and help you establish an easy tree care routine.

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Previous Webinar and How-to Videos 

Energy Efficiency & Solar Webinar Videos

Webinar: Solar Deep Dive

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Webinar: Solar 101

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Webinar: Is an Electric Vehicle Right for You? 

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Webinar: Bright Ideas to Reduce Summer Use



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Gardening Webinar Videos

Totally Tomatoes



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Citrus Tree Care


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Click HERE for webinar FAQ




Replacing your lawn


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Click HERE for webinar Handout

Click HERE for webinar FAQ






Raised Bed Gardening


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How to Properly Water in Roseville’s Climate


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Summer in the Vegetable Garden


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How to Keep Your Landscape Happy and Healthy



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How Much is too Much Water for Your Yard



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Composting and Mulching Basics Webinar


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Fruit Tree Care Webinar



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Optimize Your Landscape Irrigation Webinar


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Irrigation 101: System Fundamentals Webinar

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Basic Drip Irrigation Webinar


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How-to Videos

Stop and Smell the Roses




The Trouble with Aphids 




What's Eating My Plants




How to Raise Your Garden




How to Feed Your Citrus Trees 




Growing Healthy Plants 




How to Shop for Pesticides




Using Pesticides Wisely






Garbage Webinar Videos

Let’s talk trash: Mystery of garbage service in Roseville revealed


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Gardening Resources