Tahoe Resource Conservation District

Conservation Landscaping


Invasive Weeds Workshop

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m @ Lake Tahoe Community College

See the workshop flyer for details!

This workshop is free but registration is required to ensure there is space available for all registrants.

Anderson thistleLearn about the biology and reproduction of invasive plants.
• Learn how to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive weeds.
• Regional experts will provide hands-on identification of thistles,
knapweeds, toadflax species and other terrestrial weeds of concern in
the Lake Tahoe area.



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Green Thumb Gardening Workshops are back!!

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photo of tomato plant and garden toolsIs your green thumb feeling a little rusty? Come work on fine tuning your green thumb and learn about Conservation Landscaping at our free Green Thumb Gardening Series, Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm in the Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden (at the Lake Tahoe Community College). Classes are also held at 2 other locations around the lake, Incline Village & Tahoe City! 

Classes will cover such topics as native plants, pest management, building healthy soils, conserving water in the garden, Best Management Practices and much more!

These free workshops are presented by Lake Tahoe Master GardenersUCCEMasterGardenerColor

Classes start June 24th and are free and open to all! 

To see a complete list of topics and class schedules, please visit our calendar of events.





Sustainable Turf Care & Turf Conversion Workshop

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 A two-part workshop series for Home Gardeners and Landscapers alike!    

Part 1:  Wednesday June 5th, 6:30-8pm, South Tahoe PUD

Part 2:  Saturday June 8th, 9-10:30am, 1415 Mt. Olympia Circle  South Lake Tahoe

photo of turf conversion at LTCC

This free workshop will be explaining valuable topics including:

  • Water saving and moneyS saving practices
  • Re-landscaping ideas
  • Fertilizer practices
  • Irrigation scheduling & auditing
  • South Tahoe PUD Turf Buy Back Program



Conservation Landscape Tour Features West Shore

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Tahoe RCD’s Conservation Landscape Tour features Beautiful Gardens on Tahoe’s West Shore

Lake Tahoe, CA – Nine beautiful West Shore gardens and educational talks on conservation landscaping topics highlight the fifth annual Conservation Landscape Tour, one of the signature events produced by the sustainable landscaping experts with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.  Maps for the tour can be picked up on Sunday, August 19 between 1 and 3 pm at the corner of Wilson and Pine Streets in Tahoma, CA.  

“Last year’s Conservation Landscape Tour attracted over 150 people, and we look forward to seeing even more locals, second homeowners and visitors at this year’s event,” said Courtney Walker, Conservation Planner with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.  “We have great presenters and some stunning properties to visit, as well as light refreshments and entertainment to cap off the tour in style.”

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Historical Garden Tour Celebrates Sustainable Landscaping Design

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Historical Garden Tour Celebrates Sustainable Landscaping Design

Lake Tahoe, CA – Nine sustainable gardens will be showcased this Sunday, July 29th during the Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s 9th Annual Garden Tour in the South Lake Tahoe Area.  The event begins in the Angora Fire area at 10 am, heads down Pioneer Trail, and finishes in the City of South Lake Tahoe with refreshments and music at the final stop on the tour.

This year, seven of the nine gardens selected for the garden tour have utilized free conservation landscaping services, and 2 of the gardens belong to Marsha Ward Hudson and Jennifer Cressy, both members of the Tahoe RCD conservation landscaping team.  Conservation landscaping incorporates holistic landscaping practices, including implementing measures such as native, water efficiency plants, erosion control practices, organic fertilizers, invasive weed control and fire defensible space. These landscaping practices create sustainable landscapes that thrive in arid summertime temperatures prevalent in the Lake Tahoe region.

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