Eco Friendly Garden Tour!

Posted by on April 21, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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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