Training and Resources

Bay-Friendly Trainings and Talks

Converting lawns to gardens is becoming an increasingly popular request from residential and commercial clients alike.  Offering sheet mulching services offers landscape professionals an edge in this new and expanding market of lawn conversion.  Since 2007, the Bay-Friendly training program has been providing comprehensive education in environmentally responsible strategies for landscape design, construction and maintenance--including sheet mulching for lawn conversion. Trainings are available for landscape maintenance staff, landscape designers, and landscape architects, and graduates earn the designation "Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional" and use of the logo.

Originally created in Alameda County by StopWaste, the program is now offered throughout the Bay Area by ReScape California (formerly the Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition).

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