Our Purpose

​The principal purposes of sustainable landscaping in Santa Clara County are:

  • Continually improve gardening practices to minimize environmental impacts at local, regional, national and global scales
  • Protect and enhance the natural environment to ensure its sustainability
  • Provide information, education and instruction
  • Research the impact of gardening on soil conservation, water quality, biodiversity and ecologically sustainable development

These principal purposes are enhanced and supported by the following goals:

  • To reconnect people to the natural world through gardening
  • To inspire gardeners to understand and appreciate the environment
  • To encourage local food production, minimizing “food miles” and their environmental impacts
  • To ensure people develop an understanding of their connection with global communities and the impacts that chemical and resource use have on the natural environment well beyond their neighborhood

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