Project Description

The Urban Soil Summit 2.0 TERROIR! is the proud recipient of an outreach and education grant from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metropolitan currently delivers an average of 1.7 billion gallons of water per day to a 5,200-square-mile service area.

The mission of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

In 2013, G3 developed new curriculum for MWD’s California Friendly® Landscape Training (CFLT) Program and, until 2016, organized and taught as many as ten classes a day, in partnership with Metropolitan’s member agencies throughout Southern California’s six counties. All classes were taught by G3 Qualified Trainers.

G3 was awarded one of Metropolitan’s 2013 Innovative Conservation Grants to fund research analyzing the water conservation and soil structure building effects of applying Actively Aerated Compost Tea (AACT) on turf grass at two street median plots: Santa Monica, CA and Calabasas, CA. This research project was conducted from March 2014 – March 2016, when the California Governor’s Drought Executive Order mandating elimination of potable water on street medians led to its early conclusion.