Urban runoff is the #1 source of ocean pollution. Water running off our properties picks ups pollutants like fertilizers, pesticides, animal poo, and fine sediment as well as oil, brake pad dust and exhaust from cars. Runoff also contributes to flooding, and it wastes a free source of irrigation in the landscape.
Principles – CPR: Conservation, Permeability and Retention
Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) revive our watersheds and oceans by applying CPR – Conservation, Permeability and Retention – to our landscapes and hardscapes. OFGs utilize rainwater as a resource, create permeable soil and hard surfaces, and conserve water, energy and wildlife habitat through native plants and drip irrigation. Vegetable and fruit trees can be part of OFGs as as long as they “apply CPR.”
Programs & Partnerships
We implement OFG through education, hands-on activities and policy change. We seek to team-up with government, professionals and non-profits to help host events and scale-up implementation. Please contact us if you would be interested in partnering with us on this program.