shelkie tao garden smallerIn its fifth year, California is still in a drought.  The Santa Clara Valley Water District requests everyone to reduce water usage by 20%.   As more than 50% of residential water usage is consumed outdoors, letting the green go brown is one of the quickest ways to achieve the 20% target.  However, the new yard does not need to be brown; a garden full of water efficient plants can be as beautiful and enjoyable as a green lawn.

Let me know whether this will work.  Thank you so much!

Shelkie Tao's company,, will help the home or business owner to put in place the water efficient garden that they have been looking for. They can help with the design, plant choice, and answer all maintenance questions necessary to get the garden you need for todays drought and climate impacted environment.   


shelkie tao picShelkie Tao is the founder of, a website that aims to make it easier to design and build water efficient gardens. Before creating the website, Shelkie worked in Product Management in big e-commerce and online payment companies. Shelkie received her MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.




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