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Smart Gardening

Many residents in our community maintain beautiful gardens and landscapes that add to the overall beauty of our neighborhoods.  Historically, gardening has been a popular pastime and a source of pride for homeowners.  More recently, gardening has evolved into Smart Gardening.
The techniques of Smart Gardening take into consideration climate, seasonal changes, native species plants, and conservation.  By practicing Smart Gardening, homeowners can conserve water, conserve energy, save time and money, recycle yard waste, recycle kitchen scraps, reduce waste, produce rich compost, and more.  The end result is a healthy and vibrant garden.
To learn more about Smart Gardening techniques and applications, please visit the County of Los Angeles Smart Gardening webpage at  Be sure to read about the informative Smart Gardening workshops offered by the County of LA.  Most workshops are free of charge, and are taught by master gardeners from throughout our region.  Smart Gardening workshops cover the topics of backyard composting, worm composting, grass cycling, water-wise gardening, fire-wise gardening, natural pest management, and drought tolerant native species plants.  Residents may purchase compost bins from most workshops at a discounted price.
For more information on the County of Los Angeles Smart Gardening program, please call 1-888-CLEAN LA.


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Address: City Hall West
11333 Valley Boulevard
El Monte, CA. 91731-3293
Phone: 626 580-2058
Fax: 626 454-3143
Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays

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