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We Reached our $20,000 Year-End Donation Drive Goal! 
We are grateful for your generous donations which have been matched dollar-for-dollar. 
Thank you donors and Victor Schaff for his $10,000 matching funds donation. 

Photo: S & S Seeds founder Victor Schaff and his daughter, S & S Manager Jody Miller. Photo by Joshua Curry


California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Santa Cruz Location

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, Horticulture II Meeting Hall


Registration closed. Email admin@cnga.org to inquire about the waiting list. 


California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape

University of California at Santa Cruz Arboretum, Horticulture II Meeting Hall

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Advanced Registration Required

8:00am Registration, Coffee, Networking

8:30am - 3:00pm Full Program

Transform your thirsty lawn into a water-saving landscape featuring drought-tolerant trees, native grasses, perennials, and shrubs. Morning talks are followed by hands-on activities and demonstrations. This workshop is suitable for homeowners and landscape professionals alike, so all are welcome!

Registration includes morning refreshments, catered lunch, and course materials. 

For a flyer (can be used to mail in registration): click here

Speakers include:

  • Introduction: Andrew Fulks, Assistant Director, UC Davis Arboretum
  • Landscape Design: Martin Quigley, Director of Gardens and Grounds, UCSC Arboretum
  • Plant Species Selection: Brett Hall, California Native Plant Program Director UCSC Arboretum
  • Lawn Removal and Drip Irrigation: Dakota Bertsch, Landscape Designer & Project Manager, Ecological Concerns 
  • Rainwater Catchment and Grey Water Harvesting: Jon Laslett
Thank you to our partners, City of Santa Cruz and UC Santa Cruz Arboretum.


Photo from our October 2015 New Front Yard workshop in Fairfield.

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