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Eco-friendly garden Tour native plants

Eco-Friendly Garden Tour - Sunday - May 14, 2017 starts at 10am

May 8, 2017


This is a delightful way to spend a day - or even part of a day. You are invited into people's front and back yards to experience how they have used native plants to encourage pollinators, compost and mulch to enhance soil, water-wise systems to keep plants healthy while reducing clean water use, turning former lawns into vegetable gardens and more. It's very personal and inspiring in many ways. Some yards are tiny postage stamp gardens while other are expanses of land. And it's just plain fun to wander from home to home and town to town to see what people are doing.

Along the way there are demonstrations, workshops and plant sales if you are inclined. register and enjoy!

2017 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour

4 Steps to Attend the Tour

  1. Register for the tour HERE.
  2. Read your confirmation email! It contains your ticket(s) and a link to access the garden addresses, available from May 7, 2017. Check your junk email if it's not delivered to your inbox within a few minutes of registering.
  3. Plan your day HERE.
  4. Bring an electronic or paper ticket with you to gain access to the gardens.


Rockin' Homesteads Tour

For those of you that would like to delve a little deeper Daily Acts are offering theRockin' Homestead Tour! Three concurrent guided tours in Cotati, Petaluma, and Windsor on Saturday May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A few of the gardens are featured in the afternoon on the Eco-Friendly Garden Tour but most can only be viewed via this special guided tour option. Rain tanks watering vegetable beds, graywater irrigating fruit trees, an understory of low water use insectary plants, a thick layer of water-retaining mulch on the old lawn area, beautiful rain gardens, and chickens and bees buzzing around the whole thing!

Register here for the Daily Acts Rockin' Homestead Tour!


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Be part of the movement to make our community more sustainable! Join others in committing to take action byregisteringfor one of 25 suggested actions while qualifying for local discounts, organic freebies and exciting raffles. Stand up and be counted! Sign up by May 31st


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Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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