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Other links for water wise gardening
City of Fresno Water Wise Resources

City of Fresno website with information on program they offer. Click here to view the city of Fresno webgage. 

In an effort to protect our customers and staff, the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will be temporarily suspending several free water conservation consultation services until further notice.  The suspended services include Water-Wise Landscape Consultations, Irrigation Efficiency Audits, and Water Leak Surveys.  Irrigation Controller Assistance (Timer Tutorials) will be available via telephone only. 

All other water conservation services continue to operate normally, including investigation of water waste reports and enforcement of outdoor water use. 

Check back after 4/1/2022

Water Resources


The California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) is a program unit in the Water Use and Efficiency Branch, Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management, California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that manages a network of over 145 automated weather stations in California. CIMIS was developed in 1982 by DWR and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). It was designed to assist irrigators in managing their water resources more efficiently. Efficient use of water resources benefits Californians by saving water, energy, and money.

The Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District provides flood control and urban storm water services in a 399-square mile watershed located between the Kings and San Joaquin Rivers. The District is home to roughly 690,000 people and includes both urban and agricultural land uses

California Institute for Water Resources

The mission of the California Institute for Water Resources is to integrate California's research, extension, and education programs to develop research-based solutions to water resource challenges. We do this by facilitating collaborative research and outreach on water issues across California's academic institutions and with international, federal, state, regional, nonprofit, and campus communities.

Unlock the Secret of Soil

Soil is a living and life-giving natural resource. 

Secrets of Soil
As world population and food production demands rise, keeping our soil healthy and productive is of paramount importance. By farming using soil health principles and systems that include no-till, cover cropping and diverse rotations, more and more farmers are actually increasing their soil’s organic matter and improving microbial activity. As a result, farmers are sequestering more carbon, increasing water infiltration, improving wildlife and pollinator habitat—all while harvesting better profits and often better yields.

The resources on this soil health section of our site are designed to help visitors understand the basics and benefits of soil health—and to learn about Soil Health Management Systems from farmers who are using those systems.Click here for more information. 


National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture

National Strategic Plan for Consumer Horticulture Education and Research


National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture growing a healthy world through the art, science and business of plants, gardens and landscapes


The Mission of the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture is to grow a healthy world through the art, science and business of plants, gardens and landscape


Every household participates in Consumer Horticulture.

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