Bay-Friendly landscaping and gardening a holistic approach to gardening and landscaping that works in harmony with the natural conditions of the San Francisco Bay Watershed. Bay-Friendly is based on 7 principles and practices that foster soil health, conserve water and other valuable resources while reducing waste and preventing pollution. The Bay-Friendly program provides the below Guidelines as well as other tools & resources – for home gardeners, landscape professionals, and public agencies – to make informed decisions about sustainable landscaping in their communities. There may also be a Bay Friendly Gardening Workshop coming to a location near you.
Friendly Gardening Guidelines
This how-to guide provides gardening tips, a design survey, profiles of East Bay gardens, and much more.
Friendly Landscaping Guidelines
This guide is written for the professional landscape industry as a way to provide an integrated approach to environmentally friendly landscaping.
El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole,
Richmond & San Pablo = (510) 215-3021
Home Composting information, including free workshops, videos & discounted composting bins
Bay-Friendly Regional Coalition is a membership organization comprised of individuals representing public agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations from all of the nine Bay Area counties working together to promote Bay-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening
Information about the Watershed Project's Bay Friendly School Garden Network, including resources provided to school gardens that incorporate Bay Friendly Gardening practices
TO CONTACT US:
Costa County Department of Conservation & Development
30 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
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