Mar Vista's second annual Green Garden Showcase shows off west side water conservation

In Mar Vista, neighbors crowded into each others' yards Sunday to see drought-tolerant plants and other water-saving gardens. Among the attendees of the Green Gardens Showcase were Councilman Bill Rosendahl and Interim DWP Chief and deputy mayor Austin Beutner.
In Mar Vista, neighbors crowded into each others' yards Sunday to see drought-tolerant plants and other water-saving gardens. Among the attendees of the Green Gardens Showcase were Councilman Bill Rosendahl and Interim DWP Chief and deputy mayor Austin Beutner. Molly Peterson/KPCC

The west side neighborhood of Mar Vista holds a "green garden" showcase for the second year in a row.

"California native plants, green patio decks, vegetable gardens, lawns transformed into drought-resistant landscaping and rain barrels from the Rainwater Harvesting Program" will be on display at houses whose front yards, and in some cases, back ones, will be available for public viewing.

The Mar Vista neighborhood is the site of a Water Wise Use Expo. It's also been the first neighborhood in the City’s Rainwater Harvesting Pilot Program. KPCC reported last year on rain barrel installation and efforts to streamline city bureaucracy that might otherwise impede water saving.

Organizers say a thousand people showed up to last year's event. More about Mar Vista's Green Garden showcase here.

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