WAIMEA — Ocean Friendly Gardens is a new campaign from Surfrider Kauai that isn’t just for people who live right on the coast.
Cynthia Welti, who is spearheading the program, said it’s for everyone on Kauai because everyone’s water drains into the ocean.
“We’re on an island, so if water is draining off from your house somewhere, it’s draining off into the ocean and taking whatever is in your garden and on your lawn with it,” Welti said.
The campaign is a way to spread education and awareness about gardening without the use of toxic chemicals and in a way that conserves resources. It was started by the national Surfrider Foundation organization in California to help conserve water during the area’s drought.