Located in the heart of San Jose, Whole Foods Market at 777 Alameda acts as a gathering place influenced by San Jose’s unique cultural heritage and Whole Foods’ environmental ethic. Pedestrian paving references the area’s agricultural past and the history of The Alameda, as well as Native American basket weaving and botanical embroidery. In keeping with the Whole Foods brand, trees are planted in the parking lot and plaza, and native grasses and wildflowers, grouped by landscape type and water use needs, create a beautiful, low-maintenance, and drought-tolerant landscape. Bio-filtration planting areas are sculpted to add visual interest. Photography courtesy of Phil Bond Photography.