One of the great benefits of serving in the leadership of the California Chapter of Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is mixing with the sponsors, members, and guests at events like this one, hosted by the East Bay District at Orchard Nursery in Lafayette, CA. G3′s Pamela Berstler, current APLD CA Legislative Chair and [...]
Posted on 12. Mar, 2012 by pamela in East Coast, Environment 911, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Media, G3 Partners, Los Angeles/South Bay, Nature Lessons, Orange County, San Diego County, San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Barbara County, Surfrider Foundation, Ventura County, Video, Water Conservation, Watershed Notes
The Ocean Friendly Gardens Program is a complimentary program to Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics Campaign. But lots of great activity is happening about single-use plastics awareness. Check out this Heal The Bay video about the migration of the Plastic Bag from grocery store to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch hilariously narrated by Jeremy Irons.
What a joy to see that, after two years of visiting Alameda (near Oakland, CA), Cagwin & Dorward has finally gotten the green light to make the parkways truly Bay Friendly by removing the Nassella tenuissima, or as we call it, STUPA. The next question is, “Where is that toxic weed going to be dumped?” [...]
Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by pamela in G3 Associates, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Education, G3 Partners, Los Angeles/South Bay, Neighborhood Walks, Professional, Rain Gardens, San Francisco Bay Area, Ventura County, Watershed Notes
Ventura sand and sea beckoned, so Berkeley travelers, Richard Hayden, Jill Sarick, and Pamela Berstler, followed the steady stream of dry weather runoff from a nearby ocean-unfriendly garden, and ended up at the beach as the tide crept in over anemone-filled pools. But wait! Where was the pot of green at the end of the [...]
A cadre of serious students gathered in Berkeley, CA for the G3 Core Concepts Workshop. G3 Associate and Richmond-based licensed landscape contractor and landscape designer, Maureen Decombe was on hand to assist G3 Qualified Trainer, Jill Sarick, from the City of Ventura Environmental Services Division in organizing the check-in for the class (and making [...]