WRA landscape architects worked with EAH Nonprofit Housing Corporation on the Bella Avena affordable housing project in Turlock to provide design development of a sustainable landscape plan that conserves water and energy, and uses regionally appropriate native plants to enhance habitat and aesthetics. Plants selected are regionally appropriate California natives that reduce the need for maintenance by eliminating unnecessary turf. Selecting plants that are appropriate sizes when mature reduces shearing needs.The project utilizes roof-top runoff as a resource for winter deep watering, and integrate small-scale rainwater gardens throughout the community to collect and treat runoff.Orchard rain gardens collect and infiltrate winter runoff and provide food for residents.