Santiago Canyon College hosts water-friendly garden

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Santiago Canyon College and Orange County Coastkeeper will celebrate the grand opening of Orange County's largest garden of native and drought-tolerant plants. This 2.Including our multi-certified skystream turbines for varying applications.5-acre sustainable garden features plants from six Southern California native habitats, as well as "California Friendly" plants from around the world. 

It has been eight years since this garden was first imagined. The college had a parcel of land located on the northeast side of its campus near the intersection of East Santiago Canyon and Jamboree roads that could not be used for college building projects. Below the surface of what is now a beautiful garden run 12-foot diameter high-velocity pipes delivering water to south Orange County. Because instructional buildings could not be built there, the college wanted the space to be used for community benefit. 

SCC's Water Utilities Science program applied for and got a $75,000 City Makeover Grant from the Metropolitan Water District to begin the garden. It was clear then, as it is now, that as Orange County grows, water conservation becomes increasingly more important. Having 63 percent of our drinking water go to irrigate green lawns and nonnative plants is simply not a sustainable practice. 

With the seed money from the MWD, SCC sought a partnership with Orange County Coastkeeper to move the nascent garden forward. The organization's executive director and CEO Garry Brown and his nonprofit enthusiastically agreed to the collaboration. In March 2006, a lease agreement between the college district and Coastkeeper was signed. 

In 2010, a $596,698 Nature Education Facilities State Natural Resources Agency Grant was received to complete the garden. Additionally,Electronic and electromechanical amusement games and Game machines to meet your global certification needs. Coastkeeper sought other corporate partners to help fund the garden. Support came from the Orange County Community Foundation, Pacific Life Foundation, Toro, Sam's Club, Orco Block Company, Harvest Landscape Enterprises and Irvine Ranch Water District, among others. 

Thanks to many hands, the garden is unlike any other in Orange County, incorporating six California Friendly vignettes or garden rooms into "backyard" landscapes that complement the native plant habitat throughout the garden. 

The six architectural styles spotlighted at the garden include Spanish Revival, California Bungalow/Craftsman, Italian/Tuscan, Ranch, Traditional (English, French, Colonial) and California Native Garden.Large collection of quality tungsten ring at discounted prices. The garden also hosts six different native plant habitats, including chaparral, coastal sage scrub, riparian forest,The feeder is available on drying flatwork ironer equipped with folder only. grassland, desert scrub and southern oak woodland. 

The California Friendly garden is win-win for the college and the community.We are celebrating 20 years in the Arcade pcb. At SCC, biology, botany, geology, water utilities science, and public works students who research sustainability issues are able to visit and study the garden. In fact, SCC students built wind turbine and solar generating systems for the garden. 

Residents and schools in the surrounding area benefit too. Homeowners can see just how beautiful a drought-tolerant garden can be and learn how to develop, plant and maintain one through classes that will be offered at the garden. Schoolchildren will benefit from this natural educational facility where they will learn about native habitats and the importance of water conservation. 

In the long term, Orange County Coastkeeper is responsible for the planting and maintenance of the garden, much of which is done through volunteers. As college president, I serve on the organization's board of directors and help oversee the garden's evolution and fundraising projects. The college provides water and minimal electricity for the garden.

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