Torrance West High Builds An Ocean Friendly Sponge Garden

Posted on 09. Sep, 2012 by in G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Partners, HOWs, Los Angeles/South Bay, School Yard Habitats, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens, Watershed Friendly Gardens, West Basin MWD

Saturday September 15, 2012 – Saturday September 15, 2012 Torrance West High School Map and Directions | Register Description: Construction begins in earnest at Torrance West High School’s Schoolyard Habitat Garden with two back-to-back Hands on Workshop (HOW) building the Sponge  Garden.  This professionally led Work Day will include installing the decomposed granite paths, planting, […]

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Good Enough To Eat Lawndale Library Ocean Friendly Garden

Posted on 08. Aug, 2012 by in Edible Gardens, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Design Studio, G3 Partners, Lawndale Library, Los Angeles/South Bay, Rain Gardens, School Yard Habitats, Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens, Water LA Rainwater Harvesting Project, Watershed Friendly Gardens, Watershed Notes

As many of the California native chaparral plants catch a siesta during the hot summer months, the edibles at Lawndale Library Ocean Friendly Garden burst forth with luscious fruit and luxuriant foliage, demonstrating that a well-designed California native garden can be visually stimulating all year long.  This Ocean Friendly Garden was installed through a series […]

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Surfrider Organizes Weed And Feed At Franklin Elementary Ocean Friendly Garden

Posted on 19. Jul, 2012 by in ELLE/Aveeno/SF @ Franklin Elementary, G3 Associates, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Design Studio, G3 Partners, Los Angeles/South Bay, School Yard Habitats, Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens, Watershed Friendly Gardens

New G3 Associate and Surfrider West Los Angeles Ocean Friendly Gardens Volunteer, Tom Rau, organized a weed and feed (food for the mycorrhizae, that is) work session at Elle/Aveeno/Surfrider Ocean Friendly Garden at Franklin Elementary School in Santa Monica, CA.  This session helped train the incoming parents and teachers who are active on the Franklin […]

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Matilija Ojai School Yard Habitat

Posted on 23. Dec, 2011 by in Build Habitat, G3 Associates, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Media, G3 Partners, Living Soil, Rain Gardens, School Yard Habitats, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens, Ventura County, Video, Watershed Friendly Gardens, Watershed Notes

G3 Qualified Trainer, and NEW Ventura County Regional Coordinator, Renee Roth, has been working with the Matilija Junior High School in Ojai, CA for more than two years to transform a pesticide-adled lawn area into a US Fish & Wildlife School Yard Habitat. Renee gave G3′s Pamela Berstler a tour to show off the sheet […]

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65 Cooks In Garden Making Soil Lasagna

Posted on 06. Dec, 2011 by in G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Design Studio, G3 Education, G3 Partners, Homeowner, HOWs, Living Soil, Los Angeles/South Bay, Rain Gardens, School Yard Habitats, Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens, Watershed Friendly Gardens, Watershed Notes, West Basin MWD

A huge and enthusiastic group joined G3′s Pamela Berstler at Torrance West High School’s Sheet Mulching Hands-on Workshop, sponsored by City of Torrance, West Basin MWD, and Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Gardens Program. This landscape transformation is the brainchild of two teachers at Torrance West High- Betty Burkhard (AP Environmental Studies) and Ann Cortina (AP […]

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