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Best Garden Tours Los Angeles 2012 

Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Gardens

Self-guided and group walks lead you to private homes where Surfrider Foundation's Ocean Friendly Gardens designation has been granted. The foundation is committed to training Angelenos to personally fight the No. 1 preventable cause of ocean pollution: our urban runoff. Before you take one of Surfrider's group tours of certified yards or go on your own self-guided tour, learn from the organization's website how to turn your water-sucking lawn into one that prevents pollution — and provides for pollinators. CPR for gardening (Conservation, Permeability, Retention) brings landscapes to life. By using less DWP water, capturing L.A.'s occasional rainfall with rain barrels and switching to native plants and moisture-preserving mulches, you'll do your part. Go see the results! Use the online OFG map of certified Ocean Friendly Gardens and get inspired to install one. Once you're boasting your own "rain chain" and California-friendly yard design, you can ask to be awarded an OFG sign — if your effort meets the criteria. surfrider.org/programs/entry/ocean-friendly-gardens.   —Jacky Surber

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