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Taking A Watershed Approach to Landscaping

With concerns about the current drought, along with the strong possibility of an El Niño, San Diego is ready to look to the landscape to provide solutions by: Building healthy, living soil that acts like a sponge by absorbing water when we irrigate or it rains Growing plants that thrive in our local weather conditions and ‘feed the [...]

By | October 15th, 2015|HOWs, Turf Removal|Comments Off on Taking A Watershed Approach to Landscaping

Top 10 Natives or Drought Tolerant Edibles

By Violet E. Rogers  One of the most frequent questions I receive as a Urban Farmer, aside from how to remove turf, is what edibles are native or drought tolerant perennials. Rather then go to the old standbys of Rosemary, English Lavender (edible variety), or any Citrus variety.   Here are my top ten favorites that [...]

By | October 29th, 2014|Blog, Class, HOWs, Turf Removal|Comments Off on Top 10 Natives or Drought Tolerant Edibles

Why Artificial Turf is NOT the answer

Synthetic turf, or artificial grass, is what used to be called AstroTurf. Many ask us if this is a viable option for saving water in the landscape, and our answer is a resounding 'NO'. We do not recommended artificial turf as a water conservation tool for several reasons: Artificial turf is installed over a highly [...]

By | October 15th, 2014|Blog, Turf Removal|Comments Off on Why Artificial Turf is NOT the answer

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 the series [...]

By | December 1st, 2013|Blog, Turf Removal|Comments Off on Oxnard Residents Learn HOW To Lose The Lawn

G3 Prepares For Long Beach OFG Workday

  Long ago in Long Beach, the story of a garden started with a perky bungalow home and the requisite stretch of green, green grass. This old story was dependent upon unlimited sources of drinking water to keep the grass green, and completely ignored the chapters about planting native habitat, restoring living soil, and holding on [...]

By | March 1st, 2011|Blog, Turf Removal|Comments Off on G3 Prepares For Long Beach OFG Workday