Learn how this typical lawn became an Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG) that “applied CPR:”

  • C – Conservation – properly-spaced native & climate appropriate plants;
  • P – Permeability – healthy soil, mulch and hardscape directs water into garden;
  • R – Retention – directing rain gutters into mulch and “swale trail” crossing the garden.

Join Huntington, Newport and Long Beach Surfrider Chapters May 28th:
The Smith’s recently competed their Ocean Friendly Garden and are willing to help us learn more about it.  They will walk us through us how they did it, they’ve invited the landscape professionals involved and will explain how a turf removal rebate from Metropolitan Water Districts of Orange County partially covered the costs. Then we’ll walk the neighborhood, using OFG Sign Criteria to see who else has OFG elements and leave a flyer for those close to being OFG to see if they want help. Should be fun we will learn some great tips for our own homes.

The Details:

DateSaturday, May 28, 10 am-12 noon

Address – 21352 Yarmouth Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92646 – the home of Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Drinks – Coffee, hot water and cold water will be provided by the Smith’s.

Bring – Refillable container (for water and/or hot liquid), a clipboard and pen or pencil

RSVP to help us estimate the materials to prepare: pherzog@surfrider.org