Block captain aims to save water in Hancock Park

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
LEADING THE LOCAL CAMPAIGN to save water is Farrah Dragon, shown with her daughter Ruby and son Louis.

LEADING THE LOCAL CAMPAIGN to save water is Farrah Dragon, shown with her daughter Ruby and son Louis.

The lawn signs in Hancock Park stating “Brown is the New Green” are a project of Farrah Dragon, the block captain on her street.

She is encouraging residents who are as concerned about the water shortage as she is to place the signs on their lawns.

“Actually, my husband and my mother came up with the slogan,” says Farrah. Her mother is a horticulturist, and had been a landscaper at Getty Museum gardens for seven years.

The Dragon’s lawn is beginning to show its un-watered look since the family turned off its irrigation system in early April. She thinks the shrubbery around the house will survive because the roots are deep and receive ground water.

“Fifty percent of our water usage goes to landscaping,” she pointed out. And she is upset that political leaders haven’t stressed the importance of conservation. “We’ve known about the drought for three years,” she added.

The signs are meant to bring awareness to her fellow Hancock Parkers.

If any neighbors need information about getting signs, email savewaterla@gmail.com or the Facebook page that’s written on the sign: SAVE WATER LA.

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