Lawn to Garden Rebate Program
We believe water is essential to everyone
We believe in thinking of the future
We believe in challenging the norm
We challenge the norm by advocating for beautiful gardens and landscapes that save water in our community
The CCWD Lawn to Garden Rebate Program provides rebates to qualified customers to replace their existing water-thirsty front lawns with water-wise landscaping. The rebate is $1 per square foot with a maximum of $1,000 per single family residence and up to $20,000 for commercial, homeowner associations, industrial and institutional properties. The program is not retroactive.
Click on the link below for information on the Lawn to Garden Rebate Program.
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Potential Federal Tax on Rebates:CCWD may be required to issue IRS 1099 tax forms to customers receiving rebates totaling $600 or more in a calendar year starting January 1, 2016.Click HERE for more information.
Double Your Rebate! The State of California is also offering a rebate for replacing your Lawn with water-wise landscaping. This is a separate program from CCWD’s rebate and has its own application and rules. Click here for a link to the State Rebate Program.
December 9Free Worm Composting Workshop DESCRIPTION A FREE Worm Composting Workshop will be offered at Mt. View Sanitary District’s Administration Building on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10 am to 12 pm. You will learn how to make your own worm compost. Vermicomposting (“vermi” is Latin for “worm”) is the process of using worms to process organic food waste into nutrient rich soil. Worms eat decaying food waste and produce vermicompost, a very effective soil supplement. The worms will produce both a liquid fertilizer and worm cas...Read on...
December 15Plants of the Winter Solstice Since ancient times, the winter solstice has been celebrated by cultures around the world as a sacred, festive time. Plants such as bay, oak, holly, ivy, mistletoe, and evergreens have long been a crucial part of these celebrations. Discover the cultural and natural history of these plants as we enter the winter season. We’ll take a short tour of the garden, and then make a simple evergreen arrangement to take home. Bring a vase and clippers. Class is limited to 10 people. Registration ...Read on...
January 21Winter Fruit Tree Pruning This class will be taught in a large Berkeley garden with over 20 different fruit trees to practice on. We will cover which varieties do well in the area, as well as purchasing good trees, pruning in youth, on-going pruning, and natural approaches to common disease and insect issues. Our goal will be to gain confidence in our ability to take care of productive, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing trees. This is a hands on class, and participants will have an opportunity to make some cuts with in...Read on...
Join Our New Water-Wise Landscape Facebook Group
Our new Maintaining Your Water-Wise Landscape Facebook Group provides a forum for residents in Contra Costa County (and elsewhere) to get and share advice on maintaining their water-wise landscapes. See what others have done. You’ll also learn about great workshops, rebates for mulch and much more.
We invite you to join the group.
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