Eco Friendly Garden Tour!

Tour Marin’s Eco-Friendly Gardens Join this self-guided tour on Saturday, May 9th that will feature a host of eco-friendly practices that include: • native and drought tolerant plantings • an organic vineyard and garden • rainwater catchment facilities • “smart” irrigation controllers • a creekbank stabilization project • edible terrains • permeable surfaces • rain gardens • pollinator gardens • native no mow sod • and much more. At each location, a landscape professional or homeowner will be available to discuss the eco-friendly methods used. Register by calling Gina Purin 415-499-3202 or go to http://www.mcstoppp.org/EFgardentour2009.html for photos and more details. Registration includes a “Garden Guide” with a description of gardens, locations and driving instructions. An overall map will also be provided. Most locations are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – though a few are open from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. to provide an opportunity to see even more! A “Post Tour Event” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – included in the ticket price – offers a native plant and seed sale, shopping boutique, dessert café and a series of free Eco Seminars*. Details included in the Garden Guide. Cost of the Eco-Tour is $10 and is free for students and anyone with financial concerns. (Call Gina at 499-3202 for details.) This educational event is sponsored by Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program in cooperation with the Marin Art & Garden Center *NOTE: The Eco-Seminars are on native and invasive plants, rainwater catchment and creekside planting, edible landscaping, a raised bed demo, and home composting....

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