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Lawn to Garden

Take a journey with us as we cover the step-by-step process to converting a turf lawn into California native garden through this workshop series

About the City Hall Native Garden Project
The City of Burlingame is replacing part of the turf lawn in front of City Hall into a California native garden. This will serve as a demonstration project to showcase native plants and educate residents on the steps to do so.

November 2023:
On November 18th, the Burlingame Public Library hosted a sheet mulching workshop to teach residents how to remove a turf lawn without using pesticides while also enriching the soil. This workshop consisted of a classroom lecture followed by a hands-on demonstration where we sheet mulched part of the front lawn at Burlingame City Hall. This was the first workshop in the Building a California Native Garden Workshop Series where we go through the step-by-step process of converting a turf lawn into a beautiful native garden. 


About this Project
This workshop series is part of Sustainable Living with BPL. This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Claim up to $800 through the Lawn Be Gone and Rain Garden Rebate
Burlingame residents can claim a rebate of $2 per square foot (up to $500) per household for the Lawn Be Gone program. Plus, add a rain garden to your project and earn an additional $300 rebate. Rebates are on a first come, first served basis. Learn more about the Lawn Be Gone and Rain Garden Rebate here.

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