One More For The Beach

Posted on 09. Feb, 2015 by in G3 Blog, G3 Educates, Homeowner, HOWs, San Diego County, Watershed Basics, Watershed Wise Landscape

No intention of tooting our own horn but we wanted to share a sweet message we received… “Having attended all your Watershed Wise Basics and Hands On  Workshops at the Montgomery Waller Park Project, I wanted to show you our new front yard. It’s been transformed from a water-guzzling lawn that constantly needed mowing — to a […]

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Carbon Sequestering Begins at Loam

Posted on 03. Feb, 2015 by in G3 Blog, Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit 2015

1 year and a few months after the OFG was planted

 By Paula Henson Have you sequestered your carbon today? Do you even know how to sequester carbon at home? Or where to do it? A garden produces oxygen, grows food, provides shade and all those other amazing things that gardens do. It can also keep that nasty carbon dioxide away from our atmosphere, at least […]

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There Is More Than One Way To The Soil Summit

Posted on 28. Jan, 2015 by in G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Educates, G3 In The News, Los Angeles/South Bay, Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit 2015

We know you have seen this image before and we know you have been talking about it, sharing and tweeting — but why haven’t you bought your ticket yet? It may be an issue of time or perhaps it feels to rich for your wallet. It’s sometimes hard to fully grasp why you need to […]

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Talk of Biochar is Heating Up

Posted on 20. Jan, 2015 by in G3 Blog, Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit 2015

bio char

By Paula Henson As destructive as slash-and-burn farming has been, it’s more environmentally friendly cousin “slash-and-char” agriculture (dating back to the Amazon basin in 450 AD) seems to have provided a gold mine of sorts right beneath our feet. Literally. Plant material was burned in such a way (lower temperatures and lower oxygen levels) that […]

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It’s Raining! ECLWRF Infiltration Works!

Posted on 15. Jan, 2015 by in G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Design Studio, G3 Educates, G3 Partners, Green Infrastructure, Homeowner, HOWs, Los Angeles/South Bay, Rain Gardens, Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens, Video, Watershed Friendly Gardens, Watershed Wise Landscape, West Basin MWD

Here’s a quick update to the post originally posted on 12/23/09.  The garden has been renovated in November 2014, but the infiltration still is working as designed. From December 2009:  It’s raining pretty steadily today, so we rushed over to the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility’s OFG to see how the permeable paving and […]

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