Category Archives: Lawn and Garden

Sustainable You! Camp 2017: Teaching Our Youth About Sustainability

Sustainable Ventura News takes a trip to Sustainable You! Camp. The camp, held each summer at University of California Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center’s (HAREC) 4-H Sustainable You Camp teaches children ages 9-12 about what it means to be

Sustainable You! Camp 2017: Teaching Our Youth About Sustainability

Sustainable Ventura News takes a trip to Sustainable You! Camp. The camp, held each summer at University of California Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center’s (HAREC) 4-H Sustainable You Camp teaches children ages 9-12 about what it means to be

Great tips on how to maintain the water features in your yard to PREVENT water pollution!

Properly maintaining pools, spas and decorative water features around your home and landscape can prevent water pollution. How? In this Sustainable Ventura News PODCAST, City of Ventura Environmental Services Supervisor Todd Hundsdorfer shares valuable tips.   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Great tips on how to maintain the water features in your yard to PREVENT water pollution!

Properly maintaining pools, spas and decorative water features around your home and landscape can prevent water pollution. How? In this Sustainable Ventura News PODCAST, City of Ventura Environmental Services Supervisor Todd Hundsdorfer shares valuable tips.   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

FIVE Tips to Keep Our Storm Drains Clean!

ONLY RAIN DOWN THE DRAIN! 5 Simple tips to help stop water pollution It’s time for some spring cleaning! Remember, all of the drains outside go directly to the nearest river. Keep that water clean by sweeping up spilled fertilizers,

FIVE Tips to Keep Our Storm Drains Clean!

ONLY RAIN DOWN THE DRAIN! 5 Simple tips to help stop water pollution It’s time for some spring cleaning! Remember, all of the drains outside go directly to the nearest river. Keep that water clean by sweeping up spilled fertilizers,

How to Install a Rain Barrel

In this Sustainable Ventura News video, you’ll learn how to install a rain barrel to capture water and disperse it into your landscape.  For City of Ventura residents, Find out more & get your Rain Barrel Voucher, click here.

How to Install a Rain Barrel

In this Sustainable Ventura News video, you’ll learn how to install a rain barrel to capture water and disperse it into your landscape.  For City of Ventura residents, Find out more & get your Rain Barrel Voucher, click here.

FREE Water Wise Gardening Class, Sat. June 4 “Designing and Maintaining Your Water Wise Garden”

Are you overwhelmed with the idea of designing a water wise garden? Learn how to incorporate principles of design, such as unity, line, form, texture, color, scale and balance. We will have local landscape designers on hand and we suggest

FREE Water Wise Gardening Class, Sat. June 4 “Designing and Maintaining Your Water Wise Garden”

Are you overwhelmed with the idea of designing a water wise garden? Learn how to incorporate principles of design, such as unity, line, form, texture, color, scale and balance. We will have local landscape designers on hand and we suggest

SAVE OUR WATER: The NEW 2016 Water Wise Class Series

“At least 50% percent of the water used in a home is used outdoors for landscaping, and there’s a lot we can do to minimize water waste and maximize water efficiency,” said Jill Santos, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist. “Being

SAVE OUR WATER: The NEW 2016 Water Wise Class Series

“At least 50% percent of the water used in a home is used outdoors for landscaping, and there’s a lot we can do to minimize water waste and maximize water efficiency,” said Jill Santos, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist. “Being

HARVEST RAIN TO SAVE OUR WATER AND MONEY ON YOUR WATER BILL

In the rainy winter season, collecting rainwater by installing a rain barrel is a great way to help preserve our natural resources and can benefit your household operating budget because you’ll save you money on your water bill! The average

HARVEST RAIN TO SAVE OUR WATER AND MONEY ON YOUR WATER BILL

In the rainy winter season, collecting rainwater by installing a rain barrel is a great way to help preserve our natural resources and can benefit your household operating budget because you’ll save you money on your water bill! The average

Storm and Flood alerts today, have you installed your rain water saving devices?

Storm and flood alerts have been issued today for Ventura County. Stay safe and dry…did you install your rain barrel or cistern yet? Find out more at: http://bushmanusa.com/ and the city’s website: http://bit.ly/1MRbryA

Storm and Flood alerts today, have you installed your rain water saving devices?

Storm and flood alerts have been issued today for Ventura County. Stay safe and dry…did you install your rain barrel or cistern yet? Find out more at: http://bushmanusa.com/ and the city’s website: http://bit.ly/1MRbryA

December 5, 2015: FREE Water Wise Gardening Class

Ask an Irrigation Professional with Ewing Irrigation Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at City of Ventura’s Maintenance Yard 336 Sanjon Rd Ventura, CA 93001 ** Learn how to set your timer to meet CA State Mandates

December 5, 2015: FREE Water Wise Gardening Class

Ask an Irrigation Professional with Ewing Irrigation Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at City of Ventura’s Maintenance Yard 336 Sanjon Rd Ventura, CA 93001 ** Learn how to set your timer to meet CA State Mandates

FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Sat. Oct. 10 “Composting & Healthy Soils” at Green Thumb

  Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. –  Composting & Healthy Soils with Dr. Rot ~ Healthy soil acts like a sponge, holding onto water and cleaning out pollutions. You can make your own healthy soil by

FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Sat. Oct. 10 “Composting & Healthy Soils” at Green Thumb

  Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. –  Composting & Healthy Soils with Dr. Rot ~ Healthy soil acts like a sponge, holding onto water and cleaning out pollutions. You can make your own healthy soil by