Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Join the Surfrider West LA/Malibu Chapter for a Hands on Workshop at Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013; 10 am to 3 pm (okay to come for part of day)

Location: Beyond Baroque Literary / Arts Center, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice CA 90291

Learn by doing: how to turn a typical lawn into a resource-wise, habitat-friendly, and Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG)!

We will be: discussing the basics of building an OFG, re-grading the soil to capture and retain rain water, and retrofitting the building’s downspouts to direct roof runoff into the garden.

This workshop is the first in a series of three hands on workshops on building this new OFG demonstration project at Beyond Baroque which was awarded a 2013 Keep Los Angeles Beautiful Grant.

Refreshments and a pot luck lunch will be provided. Bring friends and family!

To RSVP, please contact Lisa at

Existing Lawn to be replaced with an Ocean Friendly Garden

   Conceptual OFG Plan

Volunteers in action at a recent Palisades workshop

Bring: A re-usable cup, sunscreen, gloves, and if you have one, a shovel

An Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG) applies “CPR” to revive our watersheds and oceans:

C – Conservation: properly-spaced native and climate-appropriate plants;

P – Permeability: healthy soil and mulch act like a sponge, and hardscape directs water into garden;

R – Retention: directing rain water into the garden and preventing runoff.

To learn more about Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Gardens program, please visit:

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CPR, GAP, Lawn Patrol © Surfrider Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

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