Fire Station Lawn-to-Garden Transformation

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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 [...]

Tahola Lane Water-Wise Demonstration Garden

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In May 2014, Daily Acts partnered with the City of Petaluma to host a Community Resilience Challenge event with the students of Loma Vista Immersion Academy. The challenge was to take an abandoned well lot adjacent to the school and transform it into a water-wise demonstration garden through the process of sheet mulching and the [...]

Carl and Lisa Shuller

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The rental market in the Bay Area has been slim pickings for several years so when this property came on the market Carl and Lisa jumped on it. The landlord was very apologetic about the state of the landscaping which consisted of a few rose bushes and dying lavender (and an abundance of Bermuda Grass). [...]

Murray and Lori Rockowitz

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Murray and Lori Rockowitz are neighbors of the Heckmans. From across the street, they saw the transformation of Trathen’s yard into the bio-diverse, food-producing oasis that it is today.The experience was contagious.  For a decade, the Rockowitz front yard was an ivy patch centered by an old apple tree. Murray collected cardboard, had compost delivered [...]

Petaluma Health Center

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In the spring of 2012, Daily Acts partnered with the Petaluma Health Center to sheet mulch 4,000 square feet of lawn and install an edible garden as part of the 350 Home & Garden Challenge. Since the initial collaboration in 2012, the Petaluma Health Center has conducted numerous inspiring education programs for Center clients, using [...]