Demonstration Garden

The North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden is an educational community garden on the campus of Sierra Nevada University. The Garden promotes lake-friendly landscaping and conservation planning to help preserve our unique and fragile alpine environment.

Demonstration Garden Mission

The North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden’s mission is to provide an educational resource to the Tahoe/Truckee Meadows community by creating demonstrations of lake-friendly landscaping using native and adaptive plants, water conservation, soil stabilization techniques, defensible space from wildfires, and Best Management Practices for storm water infiltration.  The Garden collaborates with residents, community agencies, and private companies,  to teach building and landscaping practices which work in harmony with Tahoe’s naturally beautiful but often fragile environment.

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