Category Archives: Less Toxic Gardening

FREE Water Wise Classes Begin

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

FREE Water Wise Classes Begin

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

LtoR: WATERSHED HERO AWARD: Marlene McMullen (Principal, Loma Vista Elementary School), Dan Long (Midtown Ventura Community Council) & Shana Epstein (GM, Ventura Water)

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),

LtoR: WATERSHED HERO AWARD: Marlene McMullen (Principal, Loma Vista Elementary School), Dan Long (Midtown Ventura Community Council) & Shana Epstein (GM, Ventura Water)

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),

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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

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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

Over-irrigation

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

Over-irrigation

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

UrbanGold

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

UrbanGold

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

How to PRUNE your native garden

Native gardens are not only beautiful, they help conserve natural resources. February is a great time to hard PRUNE your native gardens.  In this Sustainable Ventura News segment, Designer Laura Bauer with BauerFineGardening.com,  demonstrates how to care for your garden

How to PRUNE your native garden

Native gardens are not only beautiful, they help conserve natural resources. February is a great time to hard PRUNE your native gardens.  In this Sustainable Ventura News segment, Designer Laura Bauer with BauerFineGardening.com,  demonstrates how to care for your garden

LISTEN to the SustainableVentura.TV Podcast "Free Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens"

SustainableVentura.TV PODCAST from the FREE Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10am-11:30am, Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery presented the second in a series of six Water Wise classes.  The topic for the day was “How to employ Ocean Friendly Garden principles of CPR-

LISTEN to the SustainableVentura.TV Podcast "Free Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens"

SustainableVentura.TV PODCAST from the FREE Water Wise Class: Ocean Friendly Gardens

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10am-11:30am, Ventura Water, Aqua-flo and Green Thumb Nursery presented the second in a series of six Water Wise classes.  The topic for the day was “How to employ Ocean Friendly Garden principles of CPR-

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FREE Waterwise Gardening Classes starting Saturday, September 14, 2013

LISTEN TO THE FREE WATERWISE GARDENING CLASS  PODCAST, HERE. In this “Sustainable Ventura” podcast host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill Sarick, about the upcoming FREE Waterwise Gardening Classes beginning Saturdays, starting September 14, 2013,

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FREE Waterwise Gardening Classes starting Saturday, September 14, 2013

LISTEN TO THE FREE WATERWISE GARDENING CLASS  PODCAST, HERE. In this “Sustainable Ventura” podcast host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill Sarick, about the upcoming FREE Waterwise Gardening Classes beginning Saturdays, starting September 14, 2013,

360x270GreenPodcast

Grasscycling – Good for your Lawn and the Environment!

In this “Sustainable Ventura” podcast host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Divsion about Grasscycling.  Grasscycling is great for your lawn and the environment!   CLICK THE PODCAST ICON!

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Grasscycling – Good for your Lawn and the Environment!

In this “Sustainable Ventura” podcast host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Divsion about Grasscycling.  Grasscycling is great for your lawn and the environment!   CLICK THE PODCAST ICON!