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Garden Tour of Lawn Alternatives

Have you thought about trading in your lawn? Looking for less water intensive or more productive landscaping?

The City of Santa Monica has announced its first annual “Lawn Alternatives” tour for home owners. While not focused on urban farming, the tour will highlight beautiful water-efficient alternatives to traditional turf varieties found throughout various homes in Santa Monica.

Outdoor water consumption can be reduced up to 80% simply by choosing a suitable lawn alternative. The tour is designed to give participants a better sense of various plant materials and their appropriate uses, and home owners have agreed to be present at each location to give participants their feedback.

When: Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 10:00am until 1:00pm
Where: Tour bus pickup at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard (rear entrance courtyard)
Cost: $5.00 per person

Reservations: Space is limited, so reserve your place by contacting Russell Ackerman by email at russell.ackerman@smgov.net or by telephone at 310.458.8405.