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  • Peralta Elementary School, Oakland
       
    Peralta Elementary School is a K-5 public school of 250 students that is an urban oasis in Oakland. The teachers, principal, parents, and community members transformed this once mostly black-topped school site into one that is surrounded by colorful ornamental and edible flowers, vegetables, Mediterranean plants and trees.
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  • Sequoia Elementary School - Bay-Friendly Garden
       
    Sequoia Elementary School in Oakland registered its Bay-Friendly School Garden in 2009. As part of a campus-wide plan for greening and renovating the schoolyard, asphalt was converted into islands of Bay-Friendly gardens for play and outdoor classrooms. Sheet mulching was used to prepare the soil for new planting areas bordering the school.
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    Businesses that generate a lot of organic material can realize cost savings and environmental benefits by composting on-site. This guide details 7 steps to help you evaluate, plan, and launch an on-site composting project.

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    Ever wonder what happens to food scraps in Alameda County? They're turned into rich compost for California farms. Watch this video to see how. Brought to you by StopWaste.

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    Merritt Crossing is the first building in California to achieve Energy Star certification under the multifamily high-rise rating system. The project also received LEED Platinum, GreenPoint Rated and Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape certifications.

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  • Doyle Hollis Park, a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape
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    In 2009, the City of Emeryville transformed the site of an old warehouse and parking lot into Doyle Hollis Park, a beautiful neighborhood park that has earned the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape designation.

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  • Willow Park
    Success Stories   

    This case study showcases Willow Park, a half-acre public park in Union City, California. Thanks to committed City leadership and creative design, this pocket park is packed with community amenities and Bay-Friendly Landscape features. 

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  • Success Stories   
    Emeryville is fast becoming a hot spot for new urban green spaces that have earned the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape label. One of the latest is a winding pathway tucked behind a shopping area on San Pablo Avenue, between Park Avenue and 45th Street.
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  • Cottonwood Place, a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape in Fremont, CA
    Success Stories   
    At Cottonwood Place in Fremont, nonprofit housing developer Eden Housing has created a beautiful, healthy community for low income seniors. This innovative development, which includes 98 private apartments, was constructed using green building and Bay-Friendly landscaping methods and incorporates a number of features to ensure its long-term energy efficiency and sustainability.
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  • Harmon Gardens apartments, Berkeley
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    Harmon Gardens provides 15 studio apartments for one of the Bay Area's most underserved populations, transition-age youth. The community provides a permanent home where residents can develop independent living skills while receiving supportive services.
     
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