Category Archives: Lawn and Garden

Learn the Watershed-Friendly Gardening Approach – NEW FREE CLASSES!

Learn for FREE how to use the watershed-friendly approach in your garden.  The five-part workshop series will be held on Saturdays, September-October 2015, at the Ventura County Government Center.  Discover how to design, mulch, grade and plant for the efficient

Learn the Watershed-Friendly Gardening Approach – NEW FREE CLASSES!

Learn for FREE how to use the watershed-friendly approach in your garden.  The five-part workshop series will be held on Saturdays, September-October 2015, at the Ventura County Government Center.  Discover how to design, mulch, grade and plant for the efficient

New Water Wise Gardening Class Series teaches residents to be more sustainable and self-sufficient

FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes start Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00am-11:30am “As we head into our fourth year of this drought in California, it remains critical that residents are vigilant about conserving water,” said City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill

New Water Wise Gardening Class Series teaches residents to be more sustainable and self-sufficient

FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes start Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00am-11:30am “As we head into our fourth year of this drought in California, it remains critical that residents are vigilant about conserving water,” said City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill

2014 Watershed Hero Award – Loma Vista Elementary School

  In recognition and support of local environmental efforts, on Monday, December 15, 2014, Ventura Mayor Cheryl Hetimann, on behalf of the City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division, Ventura Water, E.J. Harrison & Sons, and Agromin Premium Soil Products (Agromin),

2014 Watershed Hero Award – Loma Vista Elementary School

  In recognition and support of local environmental efforts, on Monday, December 15, 2014, Ventura Mayor Cheryl Hetimann, on behalf of the City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division, Ventura Water, E.J. Harrison & Sons, and Agromin Premium Soil Products (Agromin),

Ocean Friendly Garden Ventura Homeowner Case Study

  [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5oFJ1EShis] “We enjoy our outdoors so much more than we did before,” said Ed Wehan, Ventura homeowner and active community member.  “Transforming our ‘traditional’ yard for an ocean friendly garden, my wife and I discovered an amazing improvement to

Ocean Friendly Garden Ventura Homeowner Case Study

  [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5oFJ1EShis] “We enjoy our outdoors so much more than we did before,” said Ed Wehan, Ventura homeowner and active community member.  “Transforming our ‘traditional’ yard for an ocean friendly garden, my wife and I discovered an amazing improvement to

Community Potluck with Practical Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Landscape Water

Ojai Valley Green Coalition sponsors  COMMUNITY GATHERING  Potluck with Practical Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Landscape Water andContinuing the ‘Facing Drought Together’ Conversation Presenter Kathy Nolan plants natives. “The soil is our best water tank”, says Kathy.   Friday,

Community Potluck with Practical Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Landscape Water

Ojai Valley Green Coalition sponsors  COMMUNITY GATHERING  Potluck with Practical Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Landscape Water andContinuing the ‘Facing Drought Together’ Conversation Presenter Kathy Nolan plants natives. “The soil is our best water tank”, says Kathy.   Friday,

STOP THE TOXIC FLOW: Tips to decrease urban runoff

     In a natural ecosystem, water sinks into the soil, nourishing plants and trees and before flowing  into rivers, lakes and the ocean.  Urban cities are built with many hard surfaces such as roads, driveways, parking lots and rooftops that

STOP THE TOXIC FLOW: Tips to decrease urban runoff

     In a natural ecosystem, water sinks into the soil, nourishing plants and trees and before flowing  into rivers, lakes and the ocean.  Urban cities are built with many hard surfaces such as roads, driveways, parking lots and rooftops that

FREE EVENT Saturday, May 3, 2014: Water Wise Watering Workshop

Learn how to irrigate your landscape efficiently with the use of drip, rotating nozzles and smart controllers that maximize water and energy savings at the FREE Water Wise Workshop on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  Ewing Irrigation professional Raul Topete will

FREE EVENT Saturday, May 3, 2014: Water Wise Watering Workshop

Learn how to irrigate your landscape efficiently with the use of drip, rotating nozzles and smart controllers that maximize water and energy savings at the FREE Water Wise Workshop on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  Ewing Irrigation professional Raul Topete will

FREE Water Wise Class “Urban Gold & Composting 101” Saturday, April 12, 10am-Noon

FREE Water Wise Class, “Urban Gold & Composting 101,” Saturday, April 12, 10am-Noon at Cornucopia Community Garden.  Find out how improve the vitality of your soil and create a healthy compost, rich teas & more. Find out more REGISTER: http://bit.ly/1mYZ1ue

FREE Water Wise Class “Urban Gold & Composting 101” Saturday, April 12, 10am-Noon

FREE Water Wise Class, “Urban Gold & Composting 101,” Saturday, April 12, 10am-Noon at Cornucopia Community Garden.  Find out how improve the vitality of your soil and create a healthy compost, rich teas & more. Find out more REGISTER: http://bit.ly/1mYZ1ue

Turf Alternatives – A Beautiful “Green” Solution to the Traditional Lawn

      While they are appealing to the eye, green sprawling landscapes and lawns use a tremendous amount of water and energy in order to thrive.  In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that the average American household uses 320

Turf Alternatives – A Beautiful “Green” Solution to the Traditional Lawn

      While they are appealing to the eye, green sprawling landscapes and lawns use a tremendous amount of water and energy in order to thrive.  In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that the average American household uses 320