Project Description

On Saturday, March 12th,2016 Daily Acts partnered with the City of Petaluma to host an educational and inspirational volunteer event to sheet mulch the lawn at Petaluma Fire Station #3 and plant a new water-wise demonstration landscape in its place. This site is now growing a multitude of drought-tolerant, multi-functional plants while beautifying the neighborhood and saving 31,250 gallons of water per year. The landscape will serve as a model for community members interested in getting rid of their own thirsty lawns.There is a rain garden, fruit trees and culinary herbs for the live-in fire fighters, plus a myriad of other low water-use, low maintenance ground covers and shrubs.The event was made extra special by a tree planting ceremony lead by Vice Mayor David King and by a hearty homemade lunch. Despite a deluge during the event and a rain date reschedule, this event was very successful.