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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

Mulch Madness Hits Ventura CA

G3 Associates Ashley Parrish-Decker and Jill Sarick-Santos, teamed up with others at the City of Ventura, CA for some Mulch Madness. The City of Ventura purchased compost from Agromin, 80 yards for two parks, and allowed people to come an pick up as much mulch as they could get in their buckets, bags and truck beds. [...]

By | March 24th, 2015|TerraBLOG|Comments Off on Mulch Madness Hits Ventura CA

Spring In The Garden – It’s Time For Mulch Madness!

MARCH 16 2015 | OCEAN FRIENDLY GARDENS, GAP BY PAUL HERZOG Adding mulch to a garden every spring is a great way to help suppress weeds, boost soil’s ability to hold in moisture, and build a “soil sponge” to prevent runoff. Mulch (leaves, chipped branches and bark) is broken down by soil critters, then eaten [...]

By | March 17th, 2015|TerraBLOG|Comments Off on Spring In The Garden – It’s Time For Mulch Madness!

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, [...]

By | February 9th, 2015|Case Studies, Hands On Workshops, Homeowner Classes, TerraBLOG|Comments Off on One More Rain Garden For The Beach

Ocean 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 | September 10th, 2014|TerraBLOG|Comments Off on Ocean Friendly Garden for Midtown Ventura Community Council

LA Daily News Boosts Ocean Friendly Gardens

Did you know that every 12 dry days, approximately 3.8 billion gallons of drinking water runs off the paved surfaces of LA County?  That's equal to 1" of rain, or 12 Rose Bowl Stadiums filled with water -- It's A LOT! The LA Daily News highlights Ocean Friendly Gardens and explains how we can change [...]

By | May 16th, 2014|TerraBLOG, We're In The News|Comments Off on LA Daily News Boosts Ocean Friendly Gardens

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

Hawthorne City Hall Ocean Friendly Garden News

G3 Associate, Tom Rau, is featured in this video clip from KCAL 9 (February 2014) covering the Hands-on Workshop conducted by G3 at the newly completed Ocean Friendly Demonstration Garden at Hawthorne City Hall.  Tom, a CA licensed landscape architect, was the G3 Designer on the project; he and Marianne Simon led the three hour [...]

By | March 2nd, 2014|TerraBLOG, Video, We're In The News|Comments Off on Hawthorne City Hall Ocean Friendly Garden News