Great examples of beautiful drought resistant landscaping in replacement for grass and lawn.
My family lives in a drought stricken state. We have joined this Community Resilience Challenge. See below for more information. We are also taking part in a nation wide project called Gardens Across America check it out. It is a large project hosted by Baker Seed Company to cultivate and grow rare and heirloom seeds to preserve through a collective effort. Join this massive effort and grow some great foods at the same time!
Step 1: We have decided to remove our grass and grow our own food. It will be small scale this year as we embark on one of the driest years on record in California. So the plan is to remove all of the grass and build our raised beds and make all the growing areas covered with a variety of materials. We will utilize many drought resistant plants and grow a minimum amount of food that use less water than most.
Step 2: My hope is that our neighbors takes notice as a great way to save water to remove the grass and create a beautiful drought resistant landscape.
Take a look below what we are doing with our community! Watch for part 2 and the next steps of DIY the start to finish project. Do you want to learn about the materials available to use, prices, and how to build a raised bed?
Dear Friends & Family:
I just signed up for the Community Resilience Challenge, the most audacious sustainability extravaganza ever! It’s FREE, has perks just for signing up, and is a great way to become part of our community by committing to do sustainability actions based on the four themes of Save Water, Grow Food, Conserve Energy and Build Community. Even if you don’t live in Sonoma County, the Challenge is now national so you can sign up wherever you live!
If you go to the link above you’ll be taken to the Challenge homepage where you can sign up and pledge to various activities. There are over 40 potential actions to choose from such as install a greywater system, plant a garden, sheet mulch your lawn, install water saving appliances, fix leaks, unplug electronics, and more, plus room to submit your own plans too. Will you join me and thousands of others to create a more resilient community and future this May?
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