This past Saturday, February 23, 2019, Helix Water District joined the California Native Plant Community Garden group to create a community garden in Casa de Oro. Helix employees and their families volunteered their Saturday morning to help clear weeds and prepare the soil for a future California native garden at the entrance to the Casa de Oro neighborhood.

The garden is a partnership between the Casa de Oro Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the Casa de Oro neighborhood, and the California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter. The garden will help beautify the Campo Road corridor in Spring Valley, which serves as the main entrance to the Casa de Oro community.

Once complete, the garden will be serve as a neighborhood demonstration garden filled with California native plants. Incorporating natives plants into local landscapes offer multiple benefits; they are water-wise, and also provide food, water and habitat for pollinators including butterflies, honey bees and hummingbirds.

Under the “Helix Helps” program, Helix employees, families and friends volunteer their time to help support the communities the district serves. Follow Helix on Facebook and Twitter to be notified of future events.