Question, Regarding Fungus…

Posted on 22. Sep, 2014 by in California Friendly, G3 Blog, HOWs, Living Soil, Plants, Watershed Basics, Watershed Wise Landscape

A mushroom in the grass

We received a great question from someone who went to one of our CFLT classes this last weekend! He asked: “Question – regarding fungi:…. I had a 1/2 (opened) bag of Organic Plus (retail bag) and found large amount of white colored strands -apparently a fungus… at the end of the strands whole formed mushrooms, with […]

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Garden Gurus Magnify Soil Food Web

Posted on 19. Jun, 2014 by in Compost Tea, G3 Associates, G3 Blog, G3 Education, Living Soil, Professional, San Diego County

Check out this beautiful photo of G3’s San Diego Regional Coordinator, Diane Downey, as she masters techniques to count protozoa, nematodes and fungi with Dr. Elaine Ingham.

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Reversing Desertification Shows Living Soil Is KEY Factor In Environmental Health

Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by in G3 Blog, G3 Media, Living Soil, Nature Lessons, Video, Water Conservation, Water Quality, Watershed Notes

This beautiful TED Talk by Allan Savory, biologist and ecologist, highlights the importance of rebuilding native soil, particularly in areas where desertification already has begun. The irony of the story is that holistic land management and animal husbandry provide the strategic cornerstone to rejuvenating the grasslands of the world. The lesson for those in G3 […]

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Fun Guys Party At Manhattan Beach Strand Demo Garden

Posted on 01. Mar, 2013 by in Compost Tea, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Partners, Living Soil, Los Angeles/South Bay, Manhattan Beach Strand, Resources, Surfrider Foundation, Watershed Notes, Watershed Wise Landscape, West Basin MWD

Many “native” plant advocates propose that soil amendment, even biological community amendment, is not necessary when planting “native” plants in “native” soils.  For many reasons, G3 has always advocated testing the soil for biological activity and then determining a remediation strategy based on the type of plants intended for the site and the actual biological […]

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Santa Barbara Soil Lasagna Made Hot And Fresh

Posted on 21. Sep, 2012 by in G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Education, G3 In The News, G3 Media, G3 Partners, HOWs, Living Soil, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls, Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens, Watershed Friendly Gardens, Watershed Notes, Watershed Wise Landscape

Join G3’s Pamela Berstler tomorrow, as we cook up some Soil Lasagna, a.k.a. Sheet Mulching to effectively replace the warm season (kikuyu) lawn at the Lawn Bowls in Santa Barbara. Read more HERE: Independent Santa Barbara OFG Sheet Mulching Article  This is a delicate meal that will require many cooks in the kitchen; but the […]

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