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


Beyond citrus in your yard

February 12, 2022 | 10 a.m.

Speaker: Larry Dodson, UCCE MG

Larry Dodson, UCCE Master Gardener, Board member and past president of California Rare Fruit Growers, will discuss the alternatives to citrus such as stone fruit trees in Inland gardens. Larry will share a wealth of knowledge covering the essentials such as choosing your plants, caring of plants prior to planting, how to plant, water, fertilize, and mulch. This presentation will be followed by a Question-and-Answer session.

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Low-water edible gardening 

March 12, 2022 | 10 a.m.

Speaker: Lucy Heyming, UCCE MG

Join us today as Lucy Heyming, UCCE Master Gardener, walks us through the necessary steps to create and maintain a beautiful and bountiful edible garden. Lucy will share her years of experience in successful vegetable gardening.

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  • Fire-safe gardening | April
  • Rain gardening techniques | May
  • Tree Care | June

Do you require special accommodation?

Any person with a disability who requires a reasonable modification or accommodation in order to participate in meetings should direct requests to at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Learn about our plant of the month:

Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliosum - California buckwheat

Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliosum - California buckwheat (with bee)This is the most common buckwheat that grows in California. It is incredibly drought tolerant and hardy. The pretty flowers change color throughout the seasons and is a gorgeous addition to any garden. Very tolerant of clay soil! At the nursery, we love to use buckwheat in cut flower arrangements.

Plant Type: Perennial, Native

Plant Properties: Plant Type: Perennial, Native

Flower Season: Summer, Early Fall

Information provided by Moosa Creek Nursery