San Diego Business Journal Features ‘Cool Oasis’ Water Conserving Garden

Marian Marum bestIn June, 2013 the San Diego Business Journal recognized Marian’s work on the Solar Turbines ‘WaterSmart’ Garden in Kearny Mesa. The feature article highlighted the elements of this high-performance, sustainable landscape that now serves as a model for other corporations to follow.

P2060075The renovation removed 2 acres of expansive lawn, preserved mature trees, salvaged existing river cobble from grading operations, created new stormwater swales, added over 50 new trees, & established 2 acres of drought tolerant, flowering shrubs & succulents that offer enriched habitat.

solar2012High-PrfWater use at the facility since the renovation has been reduced by a documented 80%. The transformed landscape has now become an invaluable employee amenity & an on-going source of corporate pride.