Additional Resources for Water Conservation

Create your own water-efficient landscape! This interactive website created by Zone 7 allows you to view numerous water-efficient landscapes, select the plants you want, and offers gardening resources to help you get the job done right.

Bringing Back the Natives offers native gardening information, such as upcoming events, designer and nursery resources. Their annual award-winning tour features Alameda and Contra Costa county gardens that are pesticide-free and water conserving. It is sure to inspire home gardeners with water saving ideas! For 2014, the free tour is on Saturday, May 4.

Bay Friendly is a holistic approach to gardening and landscaping that works in harmony with the natural conditions of the San Francisco Bay Watershed. Bay-Friendly practices foster soil health, conserve water and other valuable resources while reducing waste and preventing pollution.

Visit Lose Your Lawn for 1-stop information about local resources for losing your lawn. The website has step-by-step videos demonstrating how to use the technique of sheet mulching to cover up your existing lawn with cardboard and mulch, and how to convert an existing sprinkler system to drip irrigation.

The Alameda County Master Gardeners are a group of trained volunteers that help residents of Alameda County learn about gardening. They offer a wealth of information from outstanding plants for Alameda County, safe plant pest management, demonstration gardens, and more.

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