Water is our most important resource.
We capture water using simple techniques that can be used in any landscape or garden. We use the soil to recharge our groundwater supply.
Climate appropriate plants create bountiful drought-resilient landscapes.
Our plants thrive in the low water conditions of our Mediterranean climate, and they inspire for creative landscape design.
Colorful pollinators love our collection of plants.
Our curated plant palette attracts bees, butterflies and colorful hummingbirds for a vibrant and enchanting garden.
Create your own! Do-It-Yourself
Learn how to create your own drought-resilient garden and share the changes you’ve made with us. You’ll inspire others to do the same!
Plan Your Visit
Tour our landscape vignettes to get advice about drought-tolerant plants and sustainable urban agriculture.
Ask our Crescent Farmers for guidance on how you can create similar elements in your yard.
Bring children to Crescent Farm where they can participate in fun activities that encourage water conservation and educate about the water cycle.
Enjoy beautiful artwork created from stone, mosaic and recycled plant materials by local Ecoartists.
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Help our region use less water and also grow its quality of life.
Steps to create beautiful, bountiful gardens with less water
At Crescent Farm, we harness the power of healthy soil, climate appropriate plants, and water harvesting techniques to create a beautiful and bountiful garden that uses 90% less water than a lawn. We:
Build healthy soil through sheet mulching, retaining moisture, and increasing nutrient content for better plant health.
Capture water in the soil using formations that soak in rainfall and runoff. Less irrigation is needed when groundwater is needed.
Water efficiently with simple irrigation upgrades that can save thousands of gallons of water.
Use climate appropriate plants that require minimal water, such as lower water lawn alternatives, California native plants and other groundcovers and shrubs that original from Mediterranean climate areas. We choose plants that are both beautiful and functional.
Grow dry land edibles by planting delicious fruits and vegetables from arid climates.