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Bay Friendly Landscaping

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Bay-Friendly is a holistic approach to gardening and landscaping that works in harmony with the natural conditions of the San Francisco Bay Watershed. Bay-Friendly practices foster soil health, conserve water and other valuable resources while reducing waste and preventing pollution. Bay-friendly landscaping & gardening promotes healthy vegetation that is suited for our local climate, and minimizes demand on synthetic fertilizers and water resources.

Stopwaste.org website has wonderful information about how you can become a bay friendly gardener. Other local Workshops

City of Albany Policy
The City has adopted a Green Building and Bay Friendly Landscaping Ordinance for all projects conducted within the City.

Additional Resources:
To learn more about bay-friendly landscaping, click on one of the following links: