October 5-7, 2016, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (three full days), in Oakland
Cost: $495. FREE for eligible employees of public agencies in Alameda County.
Space is limited – apply now! See the registration link below.Read More
Congratulations...you have transformed your lawn into a garden! But, now what? This brochure includes basic how-to tips for maintaining your new garden after sheet mulching.
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An HOA representing more than 400 homes responded to the drought by transforming a large lawn into a water-saving landscape.Read More
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The Casitas Alameda Homeowners Association, a community of more than 400 homes, used sheet mulch to replace a large swath of lawn with colorful, climate-appropriate plants. The new landscape is expected to use two-thirds less water than the lawn.Read More
Lawn to Garden Conversion Mini Grants for nonprofit Home Owner Associations (HOAs) provides funding and incentives to convert small lawns (1,000 to 2,500 square feet) into sustainable Bay-Friendly landscapes at HOAs located in Alameda County. As people often regularly congregate at community based facilities, such as HOA common areas, projects in these public settings will provide excellent opportunities to promote lawn conversion programs. The grant goal is to lose a lawn, gain a garden, have community members participate in the conversion, and apply what they have learned to their own lawns. Technical assistance, free materials and grant funding provides support to HOAs to convert a common area lawn to a sustainable garden.
This slideshow shows how to convert your lawn sprinklers to drip irrigation as part of a water-saving landscape.