Watershed-Wise Landscapes

If we want Marin County landscapes that are truly resilient to the effects of a changing climate, then we need to go beyond sustainable and water-wise principles to begin managing each property as though it were a mini-watershed. By paying attention to the design of the garden, building soil and keeping rain on our properties, selecting climate-appropriate plants and managing supplemental irrigation, we transform our landscapes into abundant watershed-wise enhancements to our properties and neighborhoods.

MMWD’s “Watershed Approach to Landscaping” handbook provides examples of inspirational gardens that conserve our valuable natural resources and create a diverse habitat of plants and insects. It contains more than 110 water-wise plants, landscape design tips, gardening how-to, local nurseries and other resources for MMWD customers.

Learn more about the Watershed Approach with this brief overview.

The handbook is also available at local libraries, or drop by our customer service counter at 220 Nellen Avenue in Corte Madera to request a free copy.

Watershed Approach to Landscaping Classes – Spring 2021


Please Note: Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and public health guidance, the Fall 2020 Watershed Approach to Landscaping classes have been canceled. We hope to be able to offer the Watershed Approach to Landscaping class series in the Spring 2021 semester. Please see the College of Marin Community Education website for updates.

Watershed Approach to Landscaping Click the image above to download your copy.