Community Sustainability Workshops

Have you ever wondered how to collect or redirect precious rainwater? Or how to move away from a thirsty planted landscape to a more climate appropriate one?

Community Sustainability Workshops

We offer FREE, Community Sustainability Workshops for people ready to take on the role of making their community more sustainable. Training events are held at TreePeople’s Center for Community Forestry, where people gather to learn more about what each of us can do.  Join us and meet our partners from Rain Barrels International and the Theodore Payne Foundation. They will bring barrels and native plants, so that you can learn and then go home and take action.

Join us and meet our partners from Rain Barrels International. They will have rain barrels for sale so that you can learn and then go home and take action.  Please note, barrels must be ordered in advance.

Reservations for the workshop are required.

Please note, a variety of plants are available for sale on a first come first served basis.  Barrels must be ordered in advance. 

Next workshop date: Saturday, October 8th

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Choose from a variety of trainings:

Rainwater Harvesting

Want to install a rain barrel but not sure how? Thinking about ripping out your lawn, but not sure where to begin? Learn how simple DIY projects can maximize your ability to harvest the rain. Save water, save money and make your home the envy of all!

Native Plants and Turf Reduction

Want a “green garden” but not sure where to begin? Learn how to reduce your water bill, and create a lovely addition to your home or school. You’ll get the basics of native plant selection and care, learn how to update your sprinkler system and get all your need to make your landscape truly sustainable and lovely!

Citizen Forestry: How to Organize a Community Tree Planting

Want your neighborhood street, school or park to be a bit greener? Thinking about planting trees in your community? But not sure where to start? We can help.

Learn the necessary steps to get your project off the ground and get more trees where you live, learn, where and play. Become a Citizen Forester and help us grow a greener city!

Outreach Leader Training

Be the face of TreePeople at public events! Introduce others to how TreePeople serves Los Angeles and explain all the ways they can get involved. Enthusiastic, outgoing and passionate leaders wanted!

View upcoming trainings on our calendar.


In the interest of being sustainable, we have a Facebook Carpool Group that we encourage
workshop attendess to use! If you have extra space in your car, or are seeking a ride, feel free to post in the group to see if others need a ride or have additional seats.