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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

Talk of Biochar is Heating Up

By Paula Henson As destructive as slash-and-burn farming has been, it’s more environmentally friendly cousin “slash-and-char” agriculture (dating back to the Amazon basin in 450 AD) seems to have provided a gold mine of sorts right beneath our feet. Literally. Plant material was burned in such a way (lower temperatures and lower oxygen levels) that [...]

By | January 20th, 2015|Soil In The City, TerraBLOG|Comments Off on Talk of Biochar is Heating Up

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

Biggest California Friendly Garden for Midtown Ventura Community Council

This last Saturday, September 6th, was the final work day at Loma Vista School on the Coastal California Native Garden. Loma Vista was this year’s school chosen for the Midtown Ventura Community Council Adopt-A-School Program and it was the biggest project done yet. Landscape architect and G3, Green Gardens Group, Associate Brian Brodersen, along with [...]

By | October 15th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Biggest California Friendly Garden for Midtown Ventura Community Council

Question, Regarding Fungus…

We received a great question from someone who went to one of our CFLT classes this last weekend! He asked: "Question - regarding fungi:.... I had a 1/2 (opened) bag of Organic Plus (retail bag) and found large amount of white colored strands -apparently a fungus... at the end of the strands whole formed mushrooms, with [...]

By | October 15th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Question, Regarding Fungus…

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 Professional Training Monterey Penninsula

Thanks to a grant from California American Water, G3 is able to offer this two day workshop to people living and working in Monterey, CA for a special all-in cost of $75.00.  This is the first offering of the TWO DAY Core Concepts Workshop. All materials and food (organic breakfast, lunch and snacks) are included in registration [...]

By | July 23rd, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on G3 Professional Training Monterey Penninsula

G3 Professional Training LA

Become a Qualified Trainer for G3. Last chance to register with a discount for the G3 Core Concepts and Communication Workshops June 14 & 25 in Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles Community College District is hosting the workshops at their Van De Kamp Innovation Center in Silverlake, CA.  G3 CCW Flyer 062414  REGISTER NOW!

By | June 15th, 2014|Blog, Class|Comments Off on G3 Professional Training LA

G3 Trainer Imagines Beautiful San Diego 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|Blog|Comments Off on G3 Trainer Imagines Beautiful San Diego Garden

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