Thursday, December 11, 2014

What is an Ocean Friendly Garden?

Ocean Friendly Gardens retain rainwater as a resource and prevent runoff, create permeable soil and hard surfaces, and conserve water, energy and wildlife habitat. Meet the team from Surfider Ocean Friendly Gardens at the Expo on March 29th and learn about their hands on workshops and how you can transform your lawn!

The 2,000 square feet in front of the Hermosa Beach Community Center is now home to an Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG). A recent ribbon cutting celebrated how rainwater from the roof is now directed into the garden.

This OFG is the 7th out of 10 that are funded through a state grant awarded to West Basin Municipal Water District and Surfrider Foundation. Except for one of the gardens, the designs are created by Surfrider partner, G3/Green Gardens Group. In this case, the G3 designer was John Tikotsky, a landscape architect.
The simple, yet functional, design helps slow, spread and sink rainwater. All the plants are local natives. Click here to read more, and go check it out: 710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. 

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