Posts Tagged: less toxic gardening

What You Need To Know About Dry Weather Runoff

You’ve seen the signs — “Only Rain Down the Drain,” “The Drain is Just For Rain,” and “No Dumping, Drains to Ocean.” It’s essential that wekeep mindful of only allowing rainwater into the storm drain system. Why? Because our storm drain

What You Need To Know About Dry Weather Runoff

You’ve seen the signs — “Only Rain Down the Drain,” “The Drain is Just For Rain,” and “No Dumping, Drains to Ocean.” It’s essential that wekeep mindful of only allowing rainwater into the storm drain system. Why? Because our storm drain

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

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 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

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

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!

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!

Mosquito management in your garden

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura’s Maryann Ridini Spencer about Mosquito Management in your garden.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management. Listen to Controlling mosquitoes in your home

Mosquito management in your garden

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura’s Maryann Ridini Spencer about Mosquito Management in your garden.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management. Listen to Controlling mosquitoes in your home

Controlling Weeds In Your Garden Podcast

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura’s Maryann Ridini Spencer about Weed Management in Your Garden.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management. Listen to Controlling Weeds in Your Garden

Controlling Weeds In Your Garden Podcast

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura’s Maryann Ridini Spencer about Weed Management in Your Garden.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management. Listen to Controlling Weeds in Your Garden