The Invasive California Garden Must Be Stopped

Posted on 05. Aug, 2012 by in Build Habitat, Environment 911, G3 Blog, Nature Lessons, Plants, Resources, Watershed Notes

You know it when you see it, and you’ve tried to justify it’s “beauty” because your clients ask for it and the nurseries continue to carry it. It’s ugly because it is a piece of the destructive puzzle that is the OLD NORM of California gardening. There will be a day when designers (including landscape […]

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Expo-nential Importance of LA Native Landscapes

Posted on 22. Jun, 2012 by in Build Habitat, Donald L. Dear West Basin Headquarters, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Partners, Green Infrastructure, Los Angeles/South Bay, Surfrider Foundation, Watershed Notes, Watershed Wise Landscape

As an activist you know you’re making progress when people are willing to share their opinions with you.  It’s when they respond with a blank stare that you realize you’re probably slightly ahead of the curve, and have more outreach and education to do around your issue.   Thus, it was with great excitement that […]

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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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Oxnard Residents Learn HOW To Lose The Lawn

Posted on 13. Dec, 2011 by in Build Habitat, City of Oxnard, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Design Studio, G3 Education, G3 In The News, G3 Media, G3 Partners, Homeowner, HOWs, Living Soil, Rain Gardens, Sod Story, Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens, Ventura County, Video, Watershed Friendly Gardens, Watershed Notes

G3 led a series of Hands-on Workshops (HOWs) sponsored by the City of Oxnard, to help people understand how to transform their lawn into an Ocean Friendly Garden using significantly less water, with healthy, living soil supporting CA native plants, and retaining the rainwater from the adjacent roof of the home.  Ten homeowners followed the […]

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Alameda Gets A Smart Landscape Without Stupa Tenuissima

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 by in Build Habitat, Environment 911, G3 Blog, G3 Community, Nature Lessons, Plants, Resources, San Francisco Bay Area, Watershed Notes

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?” […]

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