• Veggies to plant in the low desert

    Urban Farm in Phoenix, Ariz., a program that offers instructions on growing your own healthy food, offers a Low Desert Planting and Harvesting Schedule. The plan was introduced to Coachella Valley gardeners in a September Water Wise Conservation Event led by Don Ackley and hosted by the Coachella Valley Water

  • What to do in your garden in October

    Temperatures in the valley leave the three-digit range, for the most part this month. October is one of the best months to work in the garden. Plants are perking up as we hit the most important planting season of the year, which reaches a peak by Oct. 15. By then

  • How to overseed without wasting water

    You can save water and possibly money by skipping overseeding your lawn. Bermuda grass will stay alive in a dormant condition throughout the winter with occasional watering, according to gardening advice from the Coachella Valley Water District. If you do overseed, CVWD offers steps on how you can save money

  • Water Counts Academy

    Water Counts Academy – Enroll Now

    CV WATER COUNTS, in partnership with the University of California, Riverside – Palm Desert Center, is accepting applications for the first class of the Water Counts Academy, beginning this November at the University of California Riverside – Palm Desert campus.

  • Garden Day 2016 Crowd Scene

    Join experts at free annual Desert Garden Community Day

    Join desert landscape and gardening enthusiasts at UCR Palm Desert from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 for a day of workshops, talks, demonstrations and exhibits. Learn how to create and maintain a low-water garden at this free event presented by the Desert Horticultural Society of the

  • Volutaria: New Invasive Species in Borrego Springs

    Download this guide to learn how to identify Volutaria and eradicate it before it becomes a permanent and unwanted winter weed in Borrego Springs.

  • Protected: Special Events Survey

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

  • CVWD Water Awareness Tour

    How to sign up for popular CVWD tours

    Two tours offered by the Coachella Valley Water District in the fall have become so popular pre-registration is necessary. Read more about attending the Colorado River & Canal Tour and the Water Awareness Tour.

  • Condo complex slashes water bills after removing grass

    Increasing water rates led a Palm Desert condominium complex to tear out 16,000 square feet of street-side grass and replace it with desert-friendly plants, a new irrigation system and lighting.

  • U.S. National Park Service Logo

    Senior National Parks pass price to jump from $10 to $80

    The Senior Pass that allows lifetime access to more than 2,000 federal sites and parks throughout the country, including Joshua Tree National Park, will increase from $10 to $80 on Aug. 28, 2017.