Monday, May 17, 2010
'Contemporary' Eco-friendly Garden Tour
Had the opportunity to go on the Marin Eco-friendly Garden Tour this past weekend. Wow! Over 32 gardens were involved. Wish I could have seen them all but I got to see more than a few really beautiful gardens using innovative and eco-friendly practices. It was great to see the garden owner’s and designer’s embracing sustainable materials/practices and Bay friendly drainage/runoff control solutions. Even more fantastic was to see the many visitors asking questions and being excited about the designs and the contemporary approaches. There were many demonstrations, lectures and educational programs spread throughout the county and the tour. I had the opportunity to attend Josiah Cain’s presentation on Rain Gardens, Bioswales, Green Roofs and Living Walls. Great presentation! Josiah is Chief Design Officer at Design Ecology. They are involved is some really exciting projects. I have added Design Ecology’s blog to my blog list – Check it out!
The lecture took place at the beautiful Branson school campus in Ross.
The Tour Sponsors were; Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program, Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District, Marin Municipal Water District and North Marin Water District.
Cheers to all those involved and really big cheers to all the owners that opened up their gardens so the visitors could learn and gain inspiration in the contemporary eco-friendly approach to landscape!!!