Please explore our website and find out how we are making gardens and landscapes healthier places by using allergy friendly plants.  Please join us in the fight to make our environment better, safer, and healthier for everyone, especially those affected by allergies and asthma.

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“It makes no sense to plant highly allergenic trees or shrubs close to where we live.”

Dr. Walter H. Lewis
America's foremost pollen expert, author of Medical Botany, and, Airborne and Allergenic Pollen of North America, John Hopkins University Press


The Society for Allergy Friendly Environmental (SAFE) Gardening, a California public benefit corporation, was founded in March 2013 with the purpose of offering a healthy alternative to the all-too-common highly allergenic landscapes found in all of our cities.

The primary objectives and purposes of SAFE Gardening are:

  • ​To provide leadership and the building of cooperative partnerships in allergy friendly gardening.
  • To improve public awareness and education about allergy friendly gardening and its roles in the environment, and
  • To coordinate actions and solicit cooperation and funding from government, the private sector, communities, groups, associations and individuals in support of allergy friendly gardening and public education.


Latest News/Information

Congratulations to "The Bungalows of Ancaster."  They are the first condo cooperation in Canada to remove infected ash trees and plant allergy-friendly alternatives.

To read more, go to:  Bungalows of Ancaster                                                                                                                 

Honoring Christian Dalugdug -

Tom Ogren, on behalf of SAFE Gardening, participated in planting an allergy-friendly tree to honor Christian Dalugdug.  Christian was an 8-year old, third-grader at Joseph Weller Elementary School who died on December 27, 2014 due to complications from asthma followed by cardiac arrest.  SAFE Gardening was grateful to be able to particpate in this special event.  To read more, go to:  Christian Dalugdug

Red Maple - "Allergenic potential" of the Red Maple or Acer rubrum based on OPALS allergy scale included in Wikipedia entry.  Go to: Acer rubrum

 th Living in a drought area?  Need ideas for drought tolerant and allergy friendly plants.  Click here. 

Monarch Butterfly 300 dpi  Join the Milkweed Highway - To learn how, click here.


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