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Bay-Friendly Landscaping
& Gardening Coalition

Nursery Talks for Home Gardeners

Lose Your Lawn

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

Each hour and a half talk is followed by an hour of tabling, where you can get one-on-one advice from a garden design expert. All events are free and open to the public, and no prior registration is required.

Saturday April 12, 2014
Talk 10:00-11:30am, Tabling 11:30am-12:30pm
Ladera Garden Center
3130 Alpine Rd, Suite 380, Portola Valley

Saturday April 12, 2014
Talk 1:00-2:30pm, Tabling 2:30-3:00pm
Evergreen Nursery
350 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro

Saturday April 19, 2014
Talk 11:00am-12:30pm, Tabling 12:30-1:30pm
Flowercraft Garden Center
550 Bayshore Blvd, San Francisco

Saturday April 26, 2014
Talk 10:00-11:30pm, Tabling 11:30am-Noon
Lyngso Garden Materials
19 Seaport Blvd, Redwood City

Saturday April 26, 2014
Talk 1:30-3:00pm, Tabling 3:00-3:45pm
Hayward Main Library Community Room
835 ā€œCā€ Street, Hayward

Saturday May 3, 2014
Talk 10:30am-Noon, Tabling Noon-1:00pm
Native Here Nursery - Tilden Regional Park
101 Golf Course Dr, Berkeley

Saturday May 3, 2014
Talk 10:15-11:30am, Tabling 11:30am-1:00pm
Water-Wise Workshop
Environmental Services Dept, City of Dublin
100 Civic Plaza, Dublin

Tuesday May 6, 2014
Talk 4:30-6:00pm, Tabling 6:00-6:30pm
Sloat Garden Center
700 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Kentfield

Saturday May 10, 2014
Talk 10:00-11:30am, Tabling 11:30am-12:30pm
Vallejo People's Garden
1055 Azuar Avenue (Behind), Mare Island

Saturday May 10, 2014
Talk 10:00-11:30am, Tabling 11:30am-12:30pm
Vintage Highschool
1375 Tower Avenue (Jefferson St. Entrance), Napa

Saturday May 31, 2014
Talk 10:30-Noon, Tabling Noon-1:00pm
Sloat Garden Center
140 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley

Saturday May 31, 2014
Talk 10:00-11:30am, Tabling 11:30am-12:30pm
Urban Tree Farm
3010 Fulton Road, Sonoma

Lose Your Lawn the Bay-Friendly Way

Ready to lose your thirsty lawn?

Replace it with a healthy garden that works for you. By using Bay-Friendly practices, you can conserve water, natural resources and prevent pollution. And with sheet mulching, you can plant directly on top of the lawn, saving time and money. Find out how by visiting one of the Lose Your Lawn talks listed above or visit for instructional videos and handouts.

These educational events and resources are made possible by the following local nurseries:

Harmony Farm
Lemuria Nursery
Lyngso Garden Materials
Morningsun Herb Farm
Orchard Nursery
Sloat Garden Center
SummerWinds Nursery
The Nursery at Emerisa Gardens
Urban Farmer Store
Yamagami's Nursery

and the following public agencies:

Alameda County Water District, BAWSCA, Contra Costa Water District, City of Napa, EBMUD, Marin Municipal Water District, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, San Francisco PUC, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Solano County Water Agency, Sonoma County Water Agency, StopWaste.Org, and Zone 7 Water Agency

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