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 [...]

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 [...]