Inspiration: Mar Vista Self Guided Garden Tour

Inspiration: Mar Vista Self Guided Garden Tour

Laure Joliet
Apr 23, 2009

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With the current drought in California, responsible gardening is more important than ever. Even in a small space, switching to drought tolerant plants can go a long way towards a) reducing time spent tending to the garden, b) water use and c) use of fertilizers that end up polluting groundwater. So whether you've got a whole front yard to contend with or just a small balcony, take a look at some great examples of drought resistant, permaculture and organic edible gardens in this weekend's self guided garden showcase in Mar Vista:

The Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase is this Sunday April 26th, from 2pm until 6pm. The Mar Vista Community Council's Green Committee invites you to a tour of the neighborhood's responsible gardens. Print out one of the walking tours (Tour #1, Tour #2, Tour #3 or Tour #4) or pick up a map on sunday at the MVCC booth located at 3972 Coolidge Avenue. The images above are 6 of the homes on the tour, you can see a preview of a bunch of the gardens on the .

From their website:

In an effort to help Mar Vista become a model community for reduced water consumption, we seek to encourage others in the community to be inspired by and to adopt the water-saving solutions already in use by green trend-setters. Tours through dozens of Mar Vista gardens also offer the benefit of first-hand experience and the expertise of those already committed to reducing their water consumption profiles through the adoption of drought-resistant landscaping.

Have you been cultivating a drought tolerant, permaculture or vegetable garden in a small space? Upload pictures to the LA Flickr Pool.

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