The Bay-Friendly Gardening program was developed to encourage residents to make environmentally friendly gardening choices. It is not a particular style, but an approach. Bay-Friendly Gardeners work with nature to reduce waste and protect the watersheds of the San Francisco Bay.
Bay-Friendly gardens are not a mold you have to fit into—they offer endless opportunities, from backyard wildlife gardens to kitchen gardens to native plant communities, and more. Bay-Friendly gardening offers an approach to landscaping that makes it easy to have a garden you can enjoy while reducing waste and conserving resources.
● Nurture healthy soil and plants
● Conserve water and other resources
● Reuse plant trimmings through mulching and composting
● Provide wildlife habitat
● Feature native and Mediterranean plants
● Choose least-toxic pest control methods
Bay-Friendly Nursery Talks for Home Gardeners
Nursery talks include valuable design information, hands-on demonstrations, and drawings for garden gifts at the end of each talk. All participants will receive a complimentary Bay-Friendly Gardening Guide and all events are FREE and open to the public with no prior registration required.
Check out Our Water Our World displays at local nurseries to learn how to manage garden pests with the least toxic solutions.
Hire a Qualified Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional
While creating and maintaining your own garden can be a satisfying experience, hiring help is sometimes a necessary fact of life.Bay-Friendly Qualified landscape professionals have participated in a comprehensive training program and are enthused about offering a holistic approach to the management of your landscape.
Our new database of Bay-Friendly Professionals makes it easy to find just the person you're looking for, whether it's someone to help maintain your property or create a brand new installation!