Master Gardener Workshops


Western Municipal Water District partners with the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener Program of Riverside County to host FREE monthly workshops that focus on gardening and efficient outdoor water use.

Workshops are hosted on the second Saturday of each month. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workshops are being held virtually.

  1. Upcoming Workshops
  2. Past Workshops

Trees for Tomorrow

Environmental Horticulturist, Janet Hartin, will discuss how urban trees cool urban heat islands, promote pollination and biodiversity, purify air and water, beautify neighborhoods, conserve water, and reduce energy usage and costs. Trees that will be discussed are resilient to drought, heat, and pests, and require little to no supplemental irrigation once in the landscape for a few years. She will also discuss the “Trees for Tomorrow” program, in which Master Gardeners provide free tree care tips and free trees to residents in low-shade neighborhoods through numerous local partnerships.

Saturday, March 9, 2024 | 10 a.m.
Speaker: Janet Hartin

Learn about our plant of the month:

Photo of a Golden Currant flower

Golden Currant (Ribes aureum)

Golden currant is a small to medium-sized shrub with golden spring blooms. The flowers and fruit of this fragrant shrub attract wildlife like hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. The berries are a food source for birds and small mammals, and are also used in various dishes. Easy to grow and spreading readily, golden currant is ideal for revegetation, hedging, and groundcover. It thrives in moist conditions with partial shade, irrigation, and mulching.