by Robin McKillop
We are currently accepting applications for host gardens in Marin to feature on next spring’ s Marin-Friendly Garden Tour on Saturday, May 18, 2013. This educational event will showcase beautiful and inspiring gardens that use practices sensitive to our local environment, particularly ones that protect and conserve our precious water resources.
We are looking for a variety of Marin-Friendly gardens, both homegrown and professionally designed and maintained, that incorporate sustainable elements such as low-water-use or native plants, edibles, permaculture, rain and stormwater catchment, composting, lawn conversions, graywater systems and more. This is an excellent opportunity for landscape architects, professionals and homeowners alike to showcase their gardening talents and successes. The Marin Municipal Water District will provide docent support at your garden on the day of the tour to assist with making the event fun and satisfying for everyone. We are pleased to announce that tour attendance will be free for the first time ever in 2013!
For additional information about the Marin-Friendly Garden Tour, and to download an application form, visit the Marin-Friendly Garden Tour webpage. Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2012.