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Bay-Friendly Landscaping
& Gardening Coalition

Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional Training

Bay-Friendly Training & Qualification for Maintaining Landscapes - SOUTH BAY

DATES: Tuesday 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
LOCATION: Okayama Room at Kelly Park, 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
COST: $200
TO REGISTER: Please click here to visit our event registration page
City of San Jose

Details regarding this type of training

Lose Your Lawn the Bay-Friendly Way

Lose Your Lawn Demonstration Event

Saturday September 13, 2014
2671 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon

We are all trying to reduce our water usage and irrigation for landscaping is a primary source of water demand. Learn how to convert your existing lawn to a beautiful, yet low water landscape. At this open house event hosted by Gates + Associates Landscape Architecture you can gather all the information you need to convert your landscape without breaking your back, or your wallet.

There will be stations demonstrating sheet mulching, irrigation conversion and planting lectures.

Ready to lose your lawn, but not sure where to start?

Learn how to remove your lawn without tearing it out! It's surprisingly easy to replace your lawn with a healthy garden that works for you. By using Bay-Friendly practices, you can conserve natural resources, prevent pollution, and save time and money.

Bay-Friendly has successfully educated hundreds of landscape professionals and home gardeners in the innovative technique of sheet mulching, a simple method used to enrich the soil in planting areas, establish a new landscape or garden area, or remove a lawn without herbicides.

Vendors and Bay-Friendly landscape designers will be on hand to answer your questions about products and plant material selections.


Gates + Associates

Lawn Conversion Rebate Programs:

Interested in replacing your lawn, but worried about up front costs?

Several Bay Area water agencies are currently offering rebates for lawn conversion and/or weather based irrigation controllers for both residential and commercial landscapes. The Bay-Friendly Coalition is partnering with these water agencies in an effort to encourage the widespread adoption of more Bay-Friendly, water-efficient gardens and landscapes.

Click here for full list of rebate programs.

Residential rebates up to $2,500

Commercial rebates up to $20,000

Bay-Friendly Landscape Conversion

Lose Your Lawn Demonstration

lawn conversionLearn how to remove your lawn without tearing it out! These how-to talks are given by Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professionals, Bay-friendly landscape designers, contractors and vendors and will be on hand to provide design and plant selection advice as well as walk you through converting a lawn without breaking your back, or your wallet. There will be a hands-on demonstration of sheet mulching – an innovative technique of layering materials on top of your lawn, allowing you to plant right into it!

This event is free and open to the public, and no prior registration is required.

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