Committed to developing neighborhood gardens that are affordable, sustainable and respectful of the local ecology.
Greywater Harvesting: for people and gardens in the Western United States, greywater is the most available source of water for gardens. Currently in the Santa Cruz area, most of greywater goes to water treatment plants or septic tanks. In this same area, there are approximately 2.3 million gallons of potential greywater that can be used for landscaping and there are three commonly used systems available:
Rainwater Harvesting is another key component of Water Neutral Gardens™. In the Monterey Bay region, we receive a range of 28 – 80 inches of rainfall from September to June each year. Rainwater is the best water for our plants because it is the purest, lacks salts and other minerals, and is without chemicals that our chlorinated municipal water systems supply.