SELVA EcoGardens was established in collaboration with the Non-Profit Community Partnership Outreach Grant from the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP). Our partners have included LADWP, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG), Green Gardens Group (G3), the LA Beautification Team, the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance, Mack Consulting and UCLA.

We are proud of the collaboration to improve water conservation throughout Los Angeles and to implement community outreach and education activities to help LA residents convert their water thirsty grass to drought tolerant California friendly landscapes.

Our goal continues to be to increase the number of residents who apply for the LADWP California Friendly Landscapes and SoCal Water$mart rebates and complete California Friendly Landscape (CFL) conversions. We focus on an ecological approach that includes Surfrider’s OFG program of conservation, permeability, and water retention; planting locally appropriate California native plants to enhance habitat value; and soil remediation to recreate living soil ecosystems that work better to infiltrate and hold water, sequester carbon, and sustain plant life through promotion of healthy soil micro/macro organisms. This means that we're helping to bring back a healthier, natural habitat to our urban environment.

SELVA EcoGardens is a service provided by SELVA International. Please take a look at some of the other environmental projects we work on.