Monterey Bay Friendly Landscaping Program is Up and Running!
The Monterey Bay Friendly Landscaping program has been launched by Ecology Action to help residents and businesses transform once-thirsty and over consumptive landscapes into beautiful, healthy, and sustainable gardens and landscapes that send less waste to the landfill, conserve water and energy, and manage stormwater as a resource. The program is a spin off of the Bay Friendly Landscaping and Gardening Coalition that started in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sacramento also adopted the program with the title River Friendly Landscaping.
The Monterey Bay Friendly Landscaping Programpublicly recognizes and incentivizes those who have invested in ecological landscape improvements. Businesses and multi-family housing HOAs with certified landscapes will receive public recognition on www.green-gardener.org, a sign, and marketing material to show their clients they have invested in a greener, less-toxic environment in which to live and work. Real estate agents and property managers can certify landscapes of properties for sale or lease and use the program standards to create curb appeal that markets a low maintenance, healthy green living environment instead of a high maintenance, green lawn.