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The Right Plant in the Right Place

“There is no better place for being responsible stewards of the earth, than our own backyards”, said Lisa Burton, a Southern Californian garden designer who specializes in ocean friendly, drought tolerant, wildlife habitat gardens. Our climate is one of five on earth with a Mediterranean climate with mild winters, hot dry summers, and seasonal changes…
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Water Harvesting: Rainwater and Greywater

Native plants used in a home’s landscape require the least amount of water and offer food and shelter for beneficial insects and wildlife. By using native plants rather than a lawn, contouring the landscape, making curb cuts from the street, and building swales, homeowners can harvest an abundance of rainwater on site. Active Rainwater Harvesting…
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Seed: The Untold Story

“Seed: The Untold Story” is an awarding winning documentary that our club viewed at our meeting in April, 2017, on the miracle of seeds and the fight for a sustainable future as three major companies now own two thirds of the global seed market and have reduced our abundant seed diversity into a handful of…
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Mullein

Mullein- Verbascum thapsus Lucky me to have received the “volunteers” from Darcey at Casa Pacifica Garden this past winter.  After transplanting in my garden. the first year the plants remain as rosettes, and next year I will get the beautiful stalks covered with yellow flowers. This medicinal plant has many uses, and I plan to…
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