Department of Public Works

We encourage you to attend a free Smart Gardening workshop to improve your lawn/garden and reduce waste. No reservations needed. Workshops are about 1.5 hours and are held at Learning Centers, libraries, parks, and schools. Beginner Workshops introduce you to smart gardening. Advanced Workshops are for those who love to garden (schedule listed at bottom).

Purchase a backyard or worm compost bins at a discount after each workshop. A free bin will be raffled off to an attendee at workshops marked with a star. Five pomegranate trees (1-gallon) will be raffled off at workshops marked with a fruit. Visit our instructional videos for an idea of what is taught.


South Gate - March 2, 2019
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hollydale Library
12000 S Garfield Ave (flyer)

Pico Rivera - March 2, 2019
Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pico Rivera Library - Meeting Room
9001 Mines Ave (flyer)

Monterey Park - March 9, 2019
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Garvey Ranch Park
781 S Orange Ave (flyer)

Glendale - March 16, 2019
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Glendale Waste Management Facility
548 W Chevy Chase Dr (flyer)

Sylmar - March 16, 2019
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sylmar High School - Room 88
13050 Borden Ave (flyer)

Lakewood - March 23, 2019
Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
George Nye Library
6600 Del Amo Blvd (flyer)

La Mirada - March 23, 2019
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
La Mirada Library - Meeting Room
13800 La Mirada Blvd (flyer)

Beginner workshops provide hands-on instruction on the basic techniques of composting, worm composting, water-wise gardening, and grasscycling.


Torrance - March 30, 2019
Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Southeast Library
23115 S Arlington Ave (flyer)

Huntington Park - March 30, 2019 English/Espanol
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Walnut Park Elementary School
2642 Olive St (flyer)

Walnut - April 6, 2019
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Walnut Senior Center
21215 La Puente Rd (flyer)


See you in the Spring!

Advanced workshops teach you organic gardening, landscaping with native drought-tolerant plants, and integrated pest management (environmentally-sound ways to control pests).


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