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An oasis even without the orchards

Original post made on Feb 20, 2016

The neighborhood name, Palo Alto Orchards, conjures up pastoral images of when Santa Clara County was the Valley of Heart's Delight and there was nothing but fruitful farmland as far as the eye could see.

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Posted by Trying to lower my water footprint
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:57 am

Lovely to learn more about the Orchards, which sounds like a wonderful neighborhood. I would like to respectfully invite the owners of some of the four homes pictured in the hard-copy edition of the Weekly to stop watering their still-very-green lawns. (It could be that one of the four has artificial turf - couldn't tell from the photo.) We continue to be in the midst of an unprecedented drought and so - to be blunt - no one should be watering lawns. Full stop.

Posted by Grumpy Old Guy
a resident of Palo Alto Orchards
on Feb 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Open mouth. Insert Waterfootprint.

The one greatest thing about the Palo Alto Orchards neighborhood is that all of the homeowners here mind their own business about water conservation. Everyone here already conserves. I can say with certainty that most of the lawns in this neighborhood are green because of the recent rainfalls and cool mornings.

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