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Western Garden Book by Sunset

Western Garden Book of Edibles by Sunset

California Native Plants for the Garden by Bornstein, Fross, and O’Brien

Edible Landscapes by Rosalind Creasy

The Edible Herb Garden by Rosalind Creasy

Western Garden Problem Solver by Sunset

Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do about It Robert Glennon

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    You can also sheet mulch over your exisitng lawn for a fertile soil in 6 months to plant low water and low maintenance plants with drip irrigation.  You can even plant at the same time and install your drip irrigation.  Go to the Bay Friendly Coalition  for info and a video how to plus seminars to instruct how to lose your lawn.

    News from the Santa Clara Valley Water District

    Currently the Santa Clara County Water District is approving applications for the Lawn rebate program.  If you are with San Jose Water company then schedule your preinspection through them.  Otherwise your preinspection is through the water district.  NEW for 2019 is a rain catchment, rain garden and rain barrel program.  Check them out online. More info at the water district website: