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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Ventura Lawn Long Gone!

Posted on 19. May, 2012 by in City of Ventura, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Design Studio, G3 Education, G3 Partners, Green Infrastructure, Homeowner, HOWs, Living Soil, Professional, Rain Gardens, Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens, Ventura County, Watershed Friendly Gardens, Watershed Notes

25 volunteers arrived at the home of Dan Long for a Garden Assistance Party (GAP) building an Ocean Friendly Garden in his front yard. The event was organized and funded by the City of Ventura and Surfrider’s Ventura Chapter with a California Coastal Commission Whale Tail Grant. Landscape professionals, environmental activists, representatives from Aqua Flo […]

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Smokin’ Design At Inglewood Fire Station Ocean Friendly Garden

Posted on 15. Mar, 2012 by in Compost Tea, Fire Station 171 Inglewood, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Design Studio, G3 Partners, Living Soil, Los Angeles/South Bay, Rain Gardens, Resources, Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens, Watershed Friendly Gardens, Watershed Notes, West Basin MWD

Spring has arrived a trifle early at the West Basin Ocean Friendly Demonstration Garden Project at Inglewood Fire Station 171.  G3 Founding Member, Marilee Kuhlmann’s planting design is beginning to fill in and start its non-stop blooming, despite the slow start from an extremely dry winter.   This garden, populated entirely by all-native or close […]

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