Community, Events, Sustainability

The Hayward Garden in a Day Lawn Transformation Project

Brianne Elizarrey | March 14, 2017

Hayward residents are invited to help convert the 5,000-square-foot City Hall lawn into an ecologically sustainable and bay-friendly garden—and along the way learn about conservation in landscaping practices that save money and support the natural environment.

The Hayward Garden in a Day Lawn Transformation Project will take place Saturday, April 15, starting at 10 am, outside City Hall, at 777 B Street, near the Hayward BART Station on Montgomery Street.

Sponsored by the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force, Earth Team, Waste Management, Alameda County Waste Management Authority and City of Hayward, the project will replacing the lawn with native plantings and landscaping requiring less water and maintenance and providing native bird and pollinator habitat.

Participants will learn how to sheet mulch, install drip irrigation, plant native landscaping, and use compost and bark mulch.  Or, all are welcome to just stop by and check out the repurposed bench and seating area.