Gardening for the Good Bugs: April 13 Webinar

At the April 13 webinar, you’ll learn how to create environments that will attract and protect pollinators like the humble honeybee or ladybugs, which work as a natural way to control pests like aphids. 


Did you know that over 90% of the bugs you see in your garden are good bugs? And did you know that encouraging those beneficial insects is one of the best ways to effectively reduce the number of pests in your garden? At this free webinar on Thursday, April 13, 5-6pm, you’ll learn how to attract beneficial bugs and how the strategic placement of plants in your garden can improve pest-control success.  Click here to register.


This webinar is part of the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program Series. Through May 2023, the Clean Water Program offers free monthly webinars about organic gardening and non-toxic pest control, in association with Our Water Our World. Classes are presented by Suzanne Bontempo, a certified Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advocate and Charlotte Canner, a certified Gardening & Composting Educator.

Missed a webinar? Find recordings and more on our YouTube channel. To learn about non-toxic alternatives to fight pests in your home and garden, click here.

About the Clean Water Program

Made up of agencies from around Alameda County, the Clean Water Program has been working since 1991 to facilitate local compliance with the Federal Clean Water Act. Member agencies include the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro and Union City, the County of Alameda, the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and the Zone 7 Water Agency. The Program reaches out to residents and businesses throughout the county, helping people understand the importance of clean and healthy waterways, and what role each of us plays in protecting local creeks, wetlands, and the Bay. The Program inspires residents to do their part to prevent water pollution during their everyday activities. It helps business owners and managers understand water pollution prevention regulations that affect them and adopt best practices to stay in compliance. For more information about the Clean Water Program visit