Classes, Articles & News:

2017 Class Presentations and Notes:

Note: The presentations and handouts will be available online for two weeks after a class.


Class Slide Show Part 1

Class Slide Show Part 2

Free Lawn Replacement Designs




How to Convert Spray to Drip

18Nov-2017 Redwood City

Slide Show


Edible Native Plants and their Healthful Benefits

9-Aug-2017, Redwood City Library


Design Your Own Native & Drought Tolerant Garden
Sat Apr 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open to the Public
Sunnyvale Senior Center [Laurel Room] - 550 E. Remington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Slide Show



Older Articles and Presentations:


Peninsula and South Bay garden tour features native plants and water harvesting systems

San Jose Mercury News Article on the Going Native Garden Tour, April 9 and 10, 2016. Sustainable Landscape Designs created the now lawnless Pratt garden that is featured in the pictures.(Although we were not involved in the rainwater harvesting systems.)


Mercury News Article on "Nature's Inspiration Garden" Guadalupe Courtyard Garden

Nature's Inspiration Garden located at the Guadalupe Courtyard Garden site in San Jose was designed by Sustainable Landscape Design and installed in March 2012 by Bayscape Landscape. The gardens showcase native plants, drip irrigation, pervious paving, and recycled materials, and are near the corner of Taylor and Walnut streets and near the rose gardens. See this article on how sustainable landscaping minimizes pesticides and runoff that is harmful to our Bay.

"Goodbye, Lawn" San Jose Mercury News, 31-Jul-2010, SV Life Home+Garden

Willow Glen Resident, April 2005. Mother Earth

The Wave Magazine. Growing Green: Easy steps to an eco-friendly garden

Take Steps toward a Poison-Free, Natural Lawn, September 2009

Mercury News, December 2009. Amidst December Storm, a Lesson in Rainwater Harvesting

The Loma Prietan, September 2002. Conserving Water: Our Most Precious Resource