Water is essential for life. We use it to grow food, keep clean, produce energy, manufacture products, control fires and to stay alive. Even though we are surrounded by water, less than 1% of all water on Earth can be used by people. The rest is salt water or is permanently frozen. Fortunately, there are many ways we can save water.
Local Water Saving Heroes
Twenty years ago, Vince and Kay McGrath attended a presentation where they learned about plans to open The Water Conservation Garden. They decided when they retired, to dedicate their time to creating beautiful educational exhibits at the garden. They even transformed their own yard at home to feature drought-tolerant plants.
Vince founded and for three years chaired the Water-Wise Home Garden Tour, which highlighted local home-owners making an impact in their local community through implementing drought-tolerant landscaping. Vince and Kay have volunteered countless hours, laboring for years to help promote water conservation. Together, they head the “Dirty Docent” team, a group which does trimming, planting, mulching, weeding, and other garden maintenance throughout the entire property weekly.
They support The Water Conservation Garden in hopes to “inspire people to be ‘earth friendly’ and create a garden sanctuary at home”. Vince and Kay understand that water is a precious limited resource and consider The Water Conservation Garden a special place to appreciate nature and spread environmental awareness.
“Help our award winning water-wise garden continue to grow
into the best one-of-a-kind garden in California.” – Vince & Kay McGrath
This fund provides an important source of income that funds The Garden's beautiful exhibits, expanding plant collections and popular educational programs.
This fund provides income to repair existing exhibits and funds future exhibits in The Garden.
This fund provides resources for our Ms. Smarty-Plants™ youth education program, as well as adult education classes and workshops.
This provides funds for general operating costs.
The Garden is pleased to offer a monthly giving option. Monthly donations help The Garden by providing a consistent source of funds to maintain exhibits and provide educational programs. Your monthly gift will be deducted from your account each month until such time as you notify us to cancel.
Auto-renewal is appreciated since it provides The Garden with consistent income needed to plan for future conservation education programs and exhibits. Please help The Garden grow!