To educate students, staff, and community members in the need for water conservation with a demonstration garden using no pesticides, water recycling methods, drought tolerant and native plantings.


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PHIG Background: Volunteers can make a difference, and a former scrap of wasteland can become a haven for plants, animals and the community, with the good will and work of many people.  Started in Spring of 2007 as a landscape design applications class project in the Mt. Diablo Adult Education Gardening Program, by September 2007, under the direction of Teacher, Monika Olsen, the students of the Gardening Program, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Contra Costa Master Gardeners, DVC’s adaptive horticulture class, and other interested volunteers and neighbors teamed up with the City of Pleasant Hill, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District and other donors to create what is

About PHIG

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now a healthy, beautiful wildlife habitat and water-conserving garden at Pleasant Hill Education Center on Santa Barbara Road. The official groundbreaking took place on Sept 15, 2007, Pleasant Hill's Community Service Day. The garden is located across from Pleasant Hill Middle School, behind the Pleasant Hill Library. It is a lovely demonstration garden and learning opportunity using sustainable garden practices including no pesticides, water conservation and recycling methods, drought-tolerant and native plantings.

PHIG is an affiliate of California Garden Clubs, Inc. and is a certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

PHIG (Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden)
P.O.Box 23454, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Tax-exempt 501 (c)(3)  Pictures courtesy of Monika Olsen

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