Learn how to have a beautiful garden while conserving water in SLO County. Includes many example photos of tours and galleries, plant lists, fact sheets, resources and watering guide.
Learn how to create amazing soil by building a bioreactor. How-to for a No-Turn Composting System that produces a SUPERIOR, microbially-diverse and fungal-dominant compost. This compost can be used to restore biological functionality to soils from small to large farming operations and from simple to advanced agroecosystems.
Learn from this Xerces Society information sheet which plants will support pollinators and beneficial insects throughout the year.
See lots of examples and resources on how to convert your lawn into a food garden. This site has some really good resources for learning about and getting started with permaculture gardening. All the resources on it are free, including an ebook, courses, forums, etc. Donations are voluntary.
Topiary is the horticultural practice of training perennial plants by clipping the foliage and twigs of trees, shrubs and subshrubs to develop and maintain clearly defined shapes, whether geometric or fanciful. Topiary designs can be a truly amazing art form. Learn which plants make the best topiaries.
From ideas as small as adding a bird bath to as large as planting a native oak tree, Doug Tallamy gives you 10 suggestions on how to make a difference in the lives of local wildlife.
Randi Gunder is an experienced Landscape Designer, whom specializes in California's Native Plants. In this video, she breaks down her design process and guides us through her professional tips to help you create your ideal native landscape.
A rain garden collects rainwater, but it does much more. Besides promoting better absorption into the soil, rain gardens can also filter harmful pollutants before letting the water pass back into the ground. Rainwater gardens also help recharge stores of groundwater in aquifers. Learn how you can install a rain garden on your property.
written by Haydee Pampel
When you purchase a tomato plant or grow one from seed, there are many things you will want to consider to have the best possible result. Here are some tips that may help!