The Sustainable Landscape Demonstration Project (SLDP) converted high-water-need landscaping at several public spaces to water efficient, low-impact gardens. These demonstration gardens were constructed in visible and accessible public locations to provide local communities with climate-appropriate examples of water efficient sustainable landscaping.
These projects are located in the cities of:
- Arcadia (corner of Huntington Drive & Second Street)
- Covina City Hall
- Duarte (City of Hope campus on Buena Vista Street)
- South El Monte (1707 N. Merced Avenue)
- Temple City Hall
These five sites were selected with the intent of reducing the sites’ water footprint by installing high-efficiency irrigation equipment and water efficient plants. Sites were constructed in visible and accessible public locations to provide a focus point for the community and a demonstration of sustainable landscaping. These projects also demonstrate the benefits of on-site storm water retention and capture.
Locating sustainable gardens in easily accessible public locations plays a key role in raising awareness and educating the public about water efficient landscaping. Selection of participating sites was based on factors such as: public visibility, potential water savings, feasibility of converting the landscape, construction restrictions, as well as the site owner and local retail water provider’s commitment to participate.