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Part 2: OFG Creates Cleaner Surf & Saves Water

April 09 2015

Part 2: OFG Creates Cleaner Surf & Saves Water

Ocean Friendly Gardens Basic Class GAP HOW Lawn Patrol

Did you know your yard can provide the lifeblood of a healthy watershed and ocean? With the proper design, installation and maintenance, you will not only ensure a healthy landscape, but reduce water use and have piece of mind and more free time to spend enjoying the ocean.

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Harvest Storm (D)rainwater with “Soil Sponges”

March 07 2014

Harvest Storm (D)rainwater with “Soil Sponges”

Ocean Friendly Gardens Lawn Patrol

Our watersheds need the rain. Let's un-cover our cities to use it - and reduce flooding, pollution and imported water.

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The 2012 OFG Annual Report

July 26 2013

The 2012 OFG Annual Report

Ocean Friendly Gardens Basic Class GAP HOW Lawn Patrol

The Surfrider chapters, volunteers, students and advisors that make up the Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) Program undertook an awesome effort to both educate the public about OFG and conduct hands-on trainings to build OFGs in their communities during 2012. We are thankful to our funders: Aveda, California Coastal Commission, West…

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Talks and Walks - An Easy On-ramp to OFG

March 07 2013

Talks and Walks - An Easy On-ramp to OFG

Ocean Friendly Gardens Lawn Patrol

Whether your chapter is just getting going with OFG or has been at it for awhile, giving talks and leading walks are easy on-ramps for volunteers. A talk can be given to any group, and walks can be lead from any garden.

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O.C. and Long Beach Launch Lawn Patrol

June 02 2011

O.C. and Long Beach Launch Lawn Patrol

Ocean Friendly Gardens Lawn Patrol

This first neighborhood walk in Orange County helped develop people's eye for what is and is not an Ocean Friendly Garden. It was also a chance to see if there are others gardens that qualify for an OFG yard sign - or are close and would want some help from…

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