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  • News  |  02/09/2016

    An HOA representing more than 400 homes responded to the drought by transforming a large lawn into a water-saving landscape.

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  • Success Stories   

    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.

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  • Success Stories   

    Read about the City of Alameda Housing Authority's renovation of the landscaping at Independence Plaza, a 186-unit affordable housing complex for seniors. Labor- and water-intensive turf and lagoons were replaced with a no-mow landscape featuring California native plants. The changes are saving 1.3 million gallons of water and reducing maintenance costs by $12,000 annually.

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  • Harbor Bay Success Story
    Success Stories   

    Learn how the Harbor Bay Median relandscaping project in Alameda used sheet mulch to replace 2.5 acres of conventional grass medians with a Bay-Friendly landscape that enhances the spectacular shoreline setting. Sheet mulching the median turf instead of excavating it kept 221 tons of turf out of the landfill.The new landscape has saved more than 9 million gallons of water in three years.

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  • College of Alameda
    Success Stories   

    The College of Alameda, one of four Peralta Community Colleges, renovated its campus entry landscaping as part of its Sustainable Peralta campaign. The new entry landscape makes a visible statement about the College's commitment to environmental stewardship and signifies a move away from traditional resource-intensive landscape designs.

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  • Harbor Bay Median, Alameda - A Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape
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    Download a brief presentation (in PDF format) showing the process of using sheet mulch to convert a grassy median to a beautiful, low water landscape at the Harbor Bay Business Park in Alameda, CA

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