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Green Zone: Healthy Gardens and Yards

Learn how to practice the 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - to "green" your home, your yard, your life!

Urban Agriculture

The Quarter Acre Farm

The Quarter-acre farm : how I kept the patio, lost the lawn and fed my family for a year
by Spring Warren

The "grow your own" movement is catching on. Check out these local organizations to find resources and support for a more sustainable food system.

All About Composting

Reduce food waste in landfills by turning it into compost. Contra Costa County provides a very informative page on home composting. Get a Composting Guide, watch videos, attend free workshops, learn about grasscycling and worm composting.

View a schedule of home composting workshops in Contra Costa County.

These Library books can help you learn more.

Contra Costa Master Gardeners

California Master Gardener handbook 

California Master Gardener handbook
by Dennis R. Pittenger, editor