Water Wise Gardening

To encourage the efficient use of water on the landscape, BAWSCA offers several programs and a variety of resources:

Free Landscape Education Program

BAWSCA’s FREE Landscape Education Classes is offered in the Spring and Fall.

The Spring 2014 schedule will be available in February!  Classes will be offered in March through May!  All lecture classes and hands-on workshops are FREE.  Registration is Required!


Lawn Be Gone Rebate Program

Get paid to transform your landscaping!  Receive rebates of $1,000-$5,000!

Click here for more information.

Water Wise Gardening in the Bay Area

Water-Wise Gardening in the Bay Area is full of information on how to garden beautifully while saving water. It was produced specifically for BAWSCA member agencies in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Alameda Counties.

  • Be inspired by the Garden Tour
  • Discover the possibilities in the Garden Gallery
  • Select plants by type, size, sun exposure, and much more!

View a tutorial, or click on the link to plan your beautiful, water-efficient landscaping with BAWSCA’s Water-Wise Gardening in the Bay Area.

Lucie Stern Demonstration Garden:  Features environmentally-friendly landscaping created to be a beautiful, healthy space for the whole communmity to enjoy.  Visit the site to view the native wildlife and appreciate the environmentally-conscious nature of its design.

1120 Hopkins Avenue, Palo Alto (In front of the Girl Scout House)

For more information, call 650-495-5910.

EcoHome Open House:  Showcases sustainable building materials and items such as recycled glass countertops, permeable paving, blue-jean insulation, clover-leaf solar electric (PV) panels, and water and energy efficient applicances.

Call 650-329-2241 to schedule a tour time.  The house is located at 1120 Hopkins Avenue, Palo Alto, behind the Lucie Stern Community Center.


Left photo courtesy of the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center