Class: Turn your lawn into a water-conserving landscape

Press release

By on Sun, June 14, 2009


Imagine transforming your water-guzzling, herbicide-dependent lawn into a beautiful flowering landscape of drought-tolerant native plants with seating areas, play areas for kids and animals, and your own organic fruits and vegetables.

Please join us for these four intensive sessions on converting your lawn into a landscape of water-conserving native and/or edible plants. Registration deadline is this coming Wednesday, June 17th. 

Four Saturdays: June 20, July 11, Aug 1 and Aug 29, 9 am to 4pm

Resident $70; Non-resident $75 per class. Resident $240; Non-resident $245 for all four classes (Class code 712254.14). Spouse/Domestic Partner: Half-price if space is available. Contact Shari Deghi: 650-208-9020. Train Depot, 110 Higgins Canyon Rd, Half Moon Bay.  The classes are offered exclusively through the Half Moon Bay Parks and Recreation Department. To register, go to or call 650-726-8297.

  • Saturday, June 20, 9 to 4. Overview of sustainable residential landscaping. Site analysis. Design. (Class code 712254.10)
  • Saturday, July 11, 9 to 4. Foundations of permaculture. Soil preparation, grading, drainage, roof catchment and other irrigation systems. (Class code 712254.11)
  • Saturday, August 1, 9 to 4. Selection of drought-tolerant, wildlife-attracting and edible plants. Best practices of composting. (Class code 712254.12)
  • Saturday, August 23, 9 to 4. Creating year round interest in native gardens. Sustainable practices for edible gardens. (Class code 712254.13)