The California Native Plant Database is one of the best sources we've ever seen for finding all kinds of native plants that will thrive in your yard. More than 2,000 plants are cataloged. Take a look, and grow the plants that belong where you live. Read on...
The State of California is now offering rebates for turf replacements and for high efficiency toilets. Read on...
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Sat, October 10Mow no Mo! - How to Remove Your Lawn By Sheet Mulching Learn how to sheet mulch your lawn and get it ready for a new water-wise landscape. This workshop is brought to you by the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour.Read on...
Sun, October 11Hot to Install A Drip Irrigation System, Lower Your Water Bill, and Get Paid For It, Too This hands-on workshop will be led by staff from the Urban Farmer Store, Kelly Marshall of Kelly Marshall Garden Design, Jennifer Smith, and Kathy Kramer of the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour. For information and to register visitRead on...
Wed, October 14From Laundry to Landscape: Greywater Reuse and Rainwater Harvesting for the Backyard Gardener Interested in reducing your water use while keeping your garden green? Greywater, water from sinks, showers, and washing machines, can be safely and reused to irrigate plants. Rainwater, can be stored and used for irrigation, non-potable indoor uses, or for an emergency water supply. Learn how you can transform your home and yard to collect and reuse these water resources. Natalie Kramer owns a socially minded, mini-farming and consulting business, The Little Acre. Natalie also works with Greywa…Read on...