Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Brown is the New Green

Driving through Tilden Park the other day I was amazed to see this sign. I just  had to stop the car and take a photo.

And sure enough, as I gazed up the hill to the Brazil Room , I saw a huge swath of unwatered lawn, quickly turning brown.

The BRAZILIAN  ROOM,  presented to the East Bay regional Parks by the country of Brazil as a gift of friendship

Browning grasses and drought-tolerant plants are the theme of our California summer and we're all conserving water in every possible way (more on our recently completed drip irrigation system later)— so I was encouraged to see that the Park service is also cooperating.