Sebastopol Corridor Project


We are are creating a corridor of restoration gardens throughout Sebastopol, California.  This map of current and proposed sites. Once we meet our goal of five landscapes the plans will be downloadable for other communities to create this vibrant corridor in their urban environment. California native plants =Biodiversity.  Simple.


Site One:  Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce

A thriving habitat garden which we only deep watered once a month the first Summer.  A great test case for how these California native plants are TRULY drought adapted!  Flowering plants such as: Romneya coulterii (Matilija Poppy), Salvia sp (Sage), Aster chilensis (California Aster), Zauschneria cana (California Fuchsia), Stipa californica (California Feather Grass), Muhlenbergia rigens (Deer Grass), Sambucus mexicana (Elderberry), Ribes sanguineum (Flowering Currant), to name a few are thriving in this sunny and hot garden.

Site Two: Sebastopol Center for the Arts at the Veteran's Building

We call this the Perennial Meadow at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.  A fussy name for a beautiful and elegant garden.  SEE SEBASTOPOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS (this site needs it's own page it's so great!)

Site Three: Sebastopol Historical Museum

Sheet mulched and ready to go!  Planting this October.

Robert Watkins
photo by Robert Watkins

The San Joaquin Valley Corridor Project


HCP is consulting for the Institutional Turf Replacement Program (ITRP) a cooperative grant program with the Department of Water Resources and The California Conservation Corps to help them with their mission to fund water efficient landscaping and irrigation projects at local government facilities and non-profit institutions.  Projects are focused in Economically Distressed Areas (EDAs) in the central valley region of California.

Our designs for this program will save 80,000 gallons of water per year and remove approximately 140,000 SF of turf.  Most importantly,  that 140,000 SF will all be covered with California native plants supplying much needed habitat and biodiversity support to this stressed region in central California.


Open Source Plans -

They are here! More plans to use for your lawn conversion projects!  They are adaptable to your landscape and can be used for many turf buyback programs as well.  They meet all MWELO standards for low water use landscapes, use less water (just a deep soak once a week for the first 2 summers then nothing), and are biodiversity rich.

Example Plans:

Full set Sonoma County:

Sonoma County Fire Safer and California Native Planting Plans with Irrigation.

Habitat For Humanity - Sunny Flowering Meadow- PLAN

Habitat For Humanity - Grasses and large shrubs-PLAN

Habitat For Humanity - Sunny Swales and Mounds -PLAN


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