Watershed-Wise Landscapes

Watershed Approach to Landscaping Classes – Spring 2020

Please Note: In an effort to limit the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and given recent public health guidance, all planned College of Marin Community Education spring term classes will be canceled. We hope to be able to offer the Watershed Approach to Landscaping class series in the Summer or Fall 2020 semester. Please see the College of Marin Community Education web site for updates.

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 Click the image above to download your copy.