FormLA Newsletter  


So far what happened in Vegas has stayed in Vegas! LA residents have proactively worked to secure our water future, stripping 5 million square feet of turf grass without Vegas-style mandates. What comes next? LA's first urban fruit trail, IdealMow playspaces, vibrant butterfly gardens... When LA strips, it's a beautiful story worth telling. Let's get loud!

Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi


Walk Fruitfully
Gallery: Walk the first urban fruit trail in Los Angeles with Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Fallen Fruit, and FormLA Landscaping. HOLA youth inspired this MacArthur Park project that brings free nourishment, hope and beauty to the community. View Gallery

Secure Our Water Future
Tips: You all know your commitment to sustainable landscaping is saving Los Angeles. KPCC and Milken Institute recently hosted an all-star panel of water experts that drove home the alternatives to smart landscaping choices – they may be more dramatic than you think! Read and View
Snatch a Snack
Wet-to-Dry: Whether you are looking for a way to cover a fence or a solid way to complement a cheese plate, there is a drought tolerant way to go grape. Read More


Fall presents new opportunities to beautify, build and enjoy sustainable gardens. In September, we will:

Feed You and Your Garden:

  • Harvest fresh herbs and veggies from home gardens for fantastic fall meals
  • Identify garden areas to fill-in with fall planting
  • Evaluate the fall and winter pruning needs of trees
  • Prune California natives that have completed their cycle of growth for the year, allowing them to rejuvenate

Protecting Garden Beauty from Drought:

  • Set irrigation systems to water less often and more deeply to help existing landscapes establish tolerance to drought conditions
  • Eliminate run-off, overspray and leaks
  • Watch for expected new rebates and other sustainable landscaping incentives offered by water districts and municipalities throughout L.A. County



Walk Fruitfully
Secure Our Water Future
Snatch a Snack


Drought Tolerant Maintenance Workshop
Be Water Wise at the Thursday Club
Theodore Payne Foundation Gathering of Friends


Feed You and Your Garden
Protecting Garden Beauty from Drought


FormLA and HOLA


October 10-18: Native Plant Sale

October 18: Drought Tolerant Maintenance Workshop

October 26: Be Water Wise at the Thursday Club

November 7: Theodore Payne Foundation Gathering of Friends

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FormLA Landscaping teams joined HOLA youth in replanting fruit trees vandalized on the urban fruit trail in MacArthur Park. Thank you gentlemen!

Read More about the Urban Fruit Trail Project.

About FormLA Landscaping+

FormLA® Landscaping is transforming Los Angeles, one beautiful, sustainable landscape at a time. Learn more about sustainable landscaping in our Resource Center, see vibrant landscapes in our Project Gallery, or check our Events page to tour our work and meet the FormLA Team. We look forward to connecting with you!


Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi, Principals:

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John Avakian, Bookkeeping:

Ed Woodbury and Sergio Cusner, Maintenance and Horticultural Team Leaders: and

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