The Ocean Friendly Gardens is a program developed by the Surfrider Foundation that seeks to create solutions to preventing water pollution in the Ocean for the benefit of the communities and surfers throughout the coast line.

“The Ocean Friendly Gardens program (OFG) sees landscapes and streets as solutions to water pollution – and more. OFG standards use this simple approach everywhere possible: contouring landscapes for rainwater retention; creating living soil to sponge up water, filter pollution and sequester carbon; and installing climate-appropriate plants to create wildlife habitat and a sense of place.”

This program, entirely run by voluntaries, offers strategies and design guidelines which may result in a project that is respectful and efficient in the use of resources and also beautifully integrated with the existing natural landscape.