Despite recent rainfall, San Diego County still faces challenges to save water, and urban run-off continues to be the primary source of ocean pollution. With this in mind, the Surfrider Foundation, and it’s contractor G3/Green Gardens Group, are holding courses to promote a Watershed Approach to landscaping.
We are holding a series of in-depth trainings for homeowners and professional landscapers, including Hands On Turf Removal Workshops and Design Seminars. There are multiple trainings being help from now through June. A rebate of $1.75/sq. ft. of lawn removed and turned into a watershed approach-based landscape is planned to begin in May.
Learn how to create a sustainable landscape through a watershed based design and appropriate plant selection. Travel with us to a virtual nursery where you will learn how to identify and select healthy, climate appropriate Southern California Friendly Plants for the right location in your garden and how to avoid invasive plants. This three hour workshop will help you develop your own plant list, understand design objectives, identify obstacles to successful implementation of your landscape design, and help you create strategies for overcoming those obstacles. Bring a 1/4″ scale drawing of your property (a site plan) to this class for more specific ideas for YOUR sustainable landscape.
The next two trainings are happening on April 16th in Balboa Park and on April 23rd in Coronado, in addition to training participants we are also looking for core volunteers to help run the training. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Other trainings will be held in San Marcos, Balboa Park, Coronado, Rancho Bernardo, Encinitas, Vista, Lakeside and more. For more information and to register for one of the many trainings throughout the county, visit the website here.