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Reversing Desertification Shows Living Soil Is KEY Factor In Environmental Health

This beautiful TED Talk by Allan Savory, biologist and ecologist, highlights the importance of rebuilding native soil, particularly in areas where desertification already has begun. The irony of the story is that holistic land management and animal husbandry provide the strategic cornerstone to rejuvenating the grasslands of the world. The lesson for those in G3 [...]

By | March 6th, 2016|Soil In The City, TerraBLOG, Video|Comments Off on Reversing Desertification Shows Living Soil Is KEY Factor In Environmental Health

For California Grass: Green Is Out Brown Is In

Our own Francesca Corra, on CBS News talking about the new reality in California lawns. As Californians struggle with one of the worst droughts in their history, the landscape of the state is changing. And increasingly, in lawns and backyards, homeowners are choosing a new look: brown

By | August 23rd, 2015|Turf Removal, Video, We're In The News|Comments Off on For California Grass: Green Is Out Brown Is In

How Native Plants Protect Your Beaches, Rivers And Oceans

Written by Ashley Parrish-Decker Recently I've been interested in the principles of permaculture, but in permaculture they say there is no such thing as an invasive plants or weeds, but rather that all things in a given eco-system can be beneficial. I was curious what a wildlife restoration biologist might say about this debate of invasives [...]

By | May 25th, 2015|OWL Stories, TerraBLOG|Comments Off on How Native Plants Protect Your Beaches, Rivers And Oceans

It’s Raining! ECLWRF Infiltration Works!

Here's a quick update to the post originally posted on 12/23/09.  The garden has been renovated in November 2014, but the infiltration still is working as designed. Rain cells designed to infiltrate storm water from the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility roof From December 2009:  It's raining pretty steadily today, so we [...]

By | January 15th, 2015|Case Studies, TerraBLOG, Video|Comments Off on It’s Raining! ECLWRF Infiltration Works!

California HOAs Must Allow Watershed Wise Landscaping

http://youtu.be/hMI4Lr4LMtw Thanks to Assemblywoman Gonzales from Chula Vista, CA, the sponsor of AB 2104, signed into law today by Governor Brown, California HOAs must permanently permit property owners to convert their lawns into California Friendly (Watershed Wise) Landscapes.  HOAs had been side-stepping legislation and local ordinances designed to promote drought-tolerant landscaping that utilizes climate-appropriate plants by making [...]

By | September 18th, 2014|TerraBLOG, Video, We're In The News|Comments Off on California HOAs Must Allow Watershed Wise Landscaping

G3’s Kimberly Alexander Imagines Beautiful Garden

Kudos to G3 Qualified Trainer, Kimberly Alexander, for her award-winning landscape display at the San Diego County Fair.  The garden was funded by San Diego Horticultural Society and the San Diego County Water Authority.  This garden shows people how they too can get a Watershed Wise landscape (known as a WaterSmart Garden in San Diego) by [...]

By | June 12th, 2014|TerraBLOG, Video, We're In The News|Comments Off on G3’s Kimberly Alexander Imagines Beautiful Garden

Hawthorne Has A G3 HOW

G3 leads another Hands on Workshop (HOW).  This time, it's Hawthorne City Hall that gets the benefit of the expertise brought by G3 Qualified Trainers Marianne Simon and Tom Rau, assisted by G3 Certified Professional and activist for Surfrider Foundation, Steve Williams.  Community members, and staffers from the Los Angeles Conservation Corps pitch in and [...]

By | April 25th, 2014|TerraBLOG, Video, We're In The News|Comments Off on Hawthorne Has A G3 HOW

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 [...]

By | April 24th, 2014|Design Studio, Hands On Workshops, TerraBLOG, Video, We're In The News|Comments Off on Kids Learn HOW At Palos Verdes High School