Water Conservation
California Drought Resource Page

This is a resource page to help Southern California gardeners with the California drought.  There are several articles we’re written on water conservation, the statistics of efficiency, and the latest California restrictions:

Edible Gardens in the California Drought: “How do we maintain a lush fruit and vegetable garden with water conservation in mind?”

Edible Gardens vs. Lawns: “How much water are you saving?  A fruit and vegetable garden uses roughly 66% less water than grass!  For that 1,000 square foot yard, the edible garden would conserve 32,238 gallons of water per year.”

Turf Ordinance Makes Gardens Even More Appealing: “Beginning December 1, 2015 any new landscape installations over 500 square feet will be limited to about 25% turf… Current property owners with more than 2,500 square feet of outdoor space considering a redesign will also be subject to new, severe restrictions.”

Tips for Gardening in a Drought: Karen weighs in and offers a few ideas on the matter.

Food Waste and Hunger: The American food system and consumers throw out enough food to waste 25% of our nation’s fresh water.