Hands On Workshops

||Hands On Workshops

Information about G3 hands-on-workshops (HOWs) and volunteer workdays where learning takes place in the field at a real project.

One More Rain Garden For The Beach

Here's a sweet message we received after a Lawn Be Gone workshop in San Diego, CA: "Having attended all your Watershed Wise Basics and Hands On  Workshops at the Montgomery Waller Park Project, I wanted to show you our new front yard. It's been transformed from a water-guzzling lawn that constantly needed mowing -- to a carefree, water-smart, [...]

Kids Learn HOW At Palos Verdes High School

Junior AP students from Palos Verdes High School learned HOW to select, place, and install CA native plants during a three-hour Hands on Workshop, led by G3 Qualified Trainers, Tom Rau and Marianne Simon.  The HOW was part of the experience of building an Ocean Friendly Demonstration Garden at PVHS.  The OFG was designed by [...]

Torrance West High Builds An Ocean Friendly Sponge Garden

Saturday September 15, 2012 - Saturday September 15, 2012 Torrance West High School Map and Directions | Register Description:Construction begins in earnest at Torrance West High School's Schoolyard Habitat Garden with two back-to-back Hands on Workshop (HOW) building the Sponge  Garden.  This professionally led Work Day will include installing the decomposed granite paths, planting, and [...]

By | September 9th, 2012|Hands On Workshops, TerraBLOG|0 Comments

Vote With Your Click To Ocean Friendly Gardens Video

Vote with Your Eyes by clicking on this link to the newest Ocean Friendly Gardens video featuring G3 Associate, Renee Roth.  Each click casts a vote which will put us in the running for an environmental video award of $1,500!  Share the link with all your watershed-friendly (and soon-to-be-watershed-friendly) friends!  SURFRIDER VENTURA OFG VIDEO

Ventura Lawn Long Gone!

25 volunteers arrived at the home of Dan Long for a Garden Assistance Party (GAP) building an Ocean Friendly Garden in his front yard. The event was organized and funded by the City of Ventura and Surfrider's Ventura Chapter with a California Coastal Commission Whale Tail Grant. Landscape professionals, environmental activists, representatives from Aqua [...]

Fresh Baked Plans For Los Angeles Rainwater Harvesting Project

G3 Associate, Marianne Simon joined Pamela Berstler and The River Project Executive Director, Melanie Winter, in kicking off an official pie eating contest in Studio City.... Wait a second...That's not what happened at Dupar's in Studio City.  Determined environmental advocate, Melanie Winter, officially kicked off the Los Angeles Rainwater Harvesting Project, after more than three [...]

Voila! Ventura Lawn Vanishes!

The lawn at 1538 San Nicholas St. in Ventura vanished last week in anticipation of the Ventura Surfrider Ocean Friendly Gardens Garden Assistance Party Workday on May 12.  The GAP Workday is the fourth and final event in the creation of an Ocean Friendly Demonstration Garden through a California Coastal Commission Whale Tail Grant [...]

Pasadena Residents Learn HOW To Sponge Up The Rain Garden

A collaboration on the part of Pasadena's Public Works Dept. and Power & Water, along with Pasadena Planning Department's Cultural Arts Division and G3 led to the installation of an amazing Sponge Garden at the intersection of Union and Catalina St. through an all-day G3 Hands-on Workshop. The Sponge Garden (a.k.a. Rain Garden) was [...]

City of Pasadena: HOW To Build A Sponge Garden

Saturday April 28, 2012 - Saturday April 28, 2012 Catalina & Union Ave. Intersection Map and Directions | Register Description:THE DATE FOR THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED AGAIN!!!!  The City of Pasadena Department of Power & Water hosts its first Hands-on Workshop (HOW): Building a Sponge Garden.  This is a hands-on experience, so join us to [...]

Oxnard Residents Learn HOW To Lose The Lawn

G3 led a series of Hands-on Workshops (HOWs) sponsored by the City of Oxnard, to help people understand how to transform their lawn into an Ocean Friendly Garden using significantly less water, with healthy, living soil supporting CA native plants, and retaining the rainwater from the adjacent roof of the home.  Ten homeowners followed [...]