Water Conservation
California Drought Resource Page

These drought resources are here 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.