Category Archives: Less Toxic Gardening

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

FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Oct. 10 – Composting & Healthy Soils with Dr. Rot

FREE Water Wise Gardening Class “Composting & Healthy Soils with Dr. Rot” Saturday, October 10, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cornucopia Community Garden Telephone Road/Bobolink Lane (between Johnson and Ramelli) Dr. Rot (City of Ventura Educator Paul Vaksvik) demonstrates

FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Oct. 10 – Composting & Healthy Soils with Dr. Rot

FREE Water Wise Gardening Class “Composting & Healthy Soils with Dr. Rot” Saturday, October 10, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cornucopia Community Garden Telephone Road/Bobolink Lane (between Johnson and Ramelli) Dr. Rot (City of Ventura Educator Paul Vaksvik) demonstrates

City’s New FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Series Kicks Off

In 2010, the City of Ventura in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation held the   first FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Series which was aimed at informing Ventura Water residents on how they could help promote environmental sustainability in their landscape,

City’s New FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Series Kicks Off

In 2010, the City of Ventura in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation held the   first FREE Water Wise Gardening Class Series which was aimed at informing Ventura Water residents on how they could help promote environmental sustainability in their landscape,

Right Plant. Right Place. FREE Water Wise Gardening Class, Sat. Sept. 12, 10am

Ocean Friendly and Native Gardens thrive in Ventura’s Mediterranean sunny climate with low humidity, and near-perfect temperatures averaging in the mid-70s. However, do you ever get perplexed about what types of plants to purchase for your water wise garden and

Right Plant. Right Place. FREE Water Wise Gardening Class, Sat. Sept. 12, 10am

Ocean Friendly and Native Gardens thrive in Ventura’s Mediterranean sunny climate with low humidity, and near-perfect temperatures averaging in the mid-70s. However, do you ever get perplexed about what types of plants to purchase for your water wise garden and

FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes Begin!

REGISTER TODAY for the NEW Water Wise Gardening Classes!  All classes are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Reserve your seat today! August 29 – How to Successfully Complete Your Garden Retrofit in 120 Days September 12 – Right Plant

FREE Water Wise Gardening Classes Begin!

REGISTER TODAY for the NEW Water Wise Gardening Classes!  All classes are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Reserve your seat today! August 29 – How to Successfully Complete Your Garden Retrofit in 120 Days September 12 – Right Plant