Goodbye to grass: Whispering Oaks goes water-friendly

11132014 marianacampos whisperingoakLeonard Patterson, Whispering Oaks resident, sits near the lawn that will soon be replaced with drought-tolerant landscaping. (Ojai Valley News photo by Mariana Campos)
Misty Volaski, Ojai Valley News editor
The large lawn in front of Whispering Oaks Apartments will soon be a thing of the past. The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (AHA) — which operates the low-income senior and disabled housing complex — will begin landscaping work next month to remove the lawn as well as many other water-hungry trees and plants.

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