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Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin

Gaithersburg, Md

March 3, 2015

The Izaak Walton League has teamed up with Gracefully Green landscape designer Toni Bailey to help homeowners install conservation landscapes in their back yards, for as little as $30!

Lands Green, Waters Clean is a new Izaak Waltong League grant project aimed at having Gaithersburg, Md residents who live next to the Muddy Branch stream plant conservation gardens, rain gardens, and canopy trees. Funded by a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) this program aims to minimize runoff into the Muddy Branch stream, therefore minimizing pollution into the Muddy Branch that eventually flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

Details of how you can sign up to have one of these kinds of gardens installed in your backyard   will be posted tomorrow on Green Gaithersburg. Toni Bailey will explain the Lands Green, Water Clean in a series of posts that will hopefully answer all your questions and have you on your way to installing these kinds of gardens in your backyard.

Toni Bailey

Toni Bailey





Toni is a sustainable landscaping consultant and designer based in Silver Spring, Md. I asked her why she likes sustainable designs. “I am a lover of nature who enjoys seeing plants in their natural habitat. I got interested in landscape design in the 1990’s when I looked around at the many houses with large lawns and ho-hum foundation plantings and wondered if we could make this look a little bit better. My conversion to sustainability came a few years later when I attended a green roof symposium in DC. I’ve worked on a variety of projects: a mediation garden at a church, a DC row house with all native plants and rainwater collection the Rachel Carson Elementary conservation landscaping garden, and a permaculture project. These have been the most interesting.

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