What is the Purpose of the Coastkeeper Garden?
Urban landscapes contribute significantly to coastal pollution mainly through inappropriate gardening practices such as overwatering, poor run-off management, and overuse of pesticides and fertilizers. The California Friendly® and native plants featured at the Coastkeeper Garden will require less water, fertilizers, and herbicides than typical landscaping choices.
The Coastkeeper Garden highlights new and improved technologies such as ET controllers, drip irrigation, alternative turf, and reservoir style patio containers that decrease water use.
According to the California Urban Water Conservation Council (2005), demonstration gardens “increase the public’s awareness of the importance of landscape water use efficiency and inspire them to action.”
Our vision is that Garden visitors will adopt a new gardening culture.