Links & Resources

EcoLandscape California

EcoLandscape California is committed to educating landscape professionals and the general public about the benefits of ecologically sound landscape and gardening methods. Through educational and public outreach events, EcoLandscape California has been pursuing its mission since 2003.


River-Friendly Landscaping

An environmentally friendly way of gardening. River-Friendly Landscaping practices are designed to help you create a healthy, beautiful, vibrant yard while conserving water, reducing yard waste, and preventing pollution of our air and local rivers.

Grow Water

Grow Water is an organization dedicated to providing household, community & regional solutions; in practice and policy; supporting water-harvesting, greywater, conservation, food production and integrated design in the Sacramento region (and beyond). We aim to provide people with the skills and knowledge to facilitate best practices within their homes, businesses, watersheds and bioregions through a community based, co-op model and specialized trainings.

California Native Plant Society

Protecting California’s Native Flora since 1965.The California Native Plant Society works hard to protect California's native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations. Our nearly 10,000 members promote native plant appreciation, research, education, and conservation through our five statewide programs and 33 regional chapters in California.

Cornflower Farms

Since 1981, Cornflower Farms has been dedicated to growing plants native to California and the Western U.S. for the wholesale nursery trade, landscaping industry and restoration/revegetation projects. We've perfected our techniques for propagating and cultivating over 500 species, subspecies and varieties, including cultivars and a full range of popular plants. From green roofs and living walls to contractgrown, site-specific, restoration projects, we offer the highest quality, best adapted plants available to ensure that your project is successful.

Regional Water Authority

To serve and represent regional water supply interests and assist Regional Water Authority members with protecting and enhancing the reliability, availability, affordability and quality of water resources.

Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza

The City of Elk Grove's Rain Garden Plaza, located on Laguna Springs Drive across from Colton Park, is the most comprehensive rain garden in the Sacramento region. It's a beautiful garden that is a magnet for wildlife - as well as one that is low maintenance and habitat-friendly.

The Elk Grove Community Garden and Learning Center

Many of us wish we could grow our own vegetables but may not have a place to grow or the know-how. The Elk Grove Community Garden and Learning Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization devoted to providing just the place where individuals and families can successfully grow fresh, healthy produce and to socialize with other gardeners. The garden is run by a board of community volunteers that love to garden. In addition to growing plots, a variety of classes in gardening are offered throughout the year.

Sunset Magazine Online

Sunset is a lifestyle magazine in the United States. Sunset focuses on homes, cooking, gardening, and travel, with a focus almost exclusively on the Western United States.

UC Davis Arboretum

The UC Davis Arboretum was founded in 1936 to support teaching and research at the University of California. The Arboretum occupies 100 acres along the banks of the old north channel of Putah Creek, in California's Central Valley. Our collections include 22,000 trees and plants adapted to a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. The plants are arranged in a series of gardens that represent different geographic areas, plant groups, or horticultural themes.

Be Water Smart Program

Be Water Smart is sponsored by the Regional Water Authority Water Efficiency Program (RWEP) and 19 water providers. These agencies in Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado counties plus the City of West Sacramento are working together to help their customers use water efficiently.