Archive for March, 2008

Water Authority Urges Conservation

March 24th, 2008

From KPBS, Ed Joyce: The San Diego County Water Authority says conserving water this year is critical. The agency is worried that excessive outdoor watering will draw down reservoir water that will be needed next year. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce… more »

Jack in the Box

March 20th, 2008

The Associated Press Article Launched: 03/19/2008 11:14:21 AM PDT SAN DIEGO—San Diego-based fast food chain Jack in the Box says it’s installing a satellite-controlled irrigation system at its corporate headquarters to help conserve water. Spokeswoman Roz Guthrie says it’s… more »

Coronado City Monitor Report

March 13th, 2008

From Barbara Denny: I attended the Coronado City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 4. There was one potentially relevant issue: Navy opposes proposed tunnel. As part of the regular business of the city council, the agenda item known… more »

Latest in Encinitas

March 13th, 2008

Here is the summary from the 3/12/08 Encinitas City Council Meeting: (1) The City Council adopted Ordinance 2008-02, which prohibits smoking at beaches, parks, trails, outdoor eating areas, etc. (2) The City Council approved the recommendation by the… more »

Create a Greener Landscape

March 12th, 2008

Cool article in Kiplingers Finance Magazine: LINK Some highlights from the article: All together lawns are the largest irrigated crop – 32 million acres 1/3 of all residential water goes to lawn irrigation California native gardens use 60-90%… more »

Winning Gardens Go Easy on the Environment

March 9th, 2008

Here is an article on last weeks garden show in Del Mar more »

First Meeting – March 27

March 6th, 2008

So we have finally set the date for our first Ocean Friendly Gardens Subcommittee meeting in March. Mark it on your calenders: March 27th @7:00pm Aren’t you excited?  We will announce the location later…. more »

Australian Garden

March 6th, 2008

Here is a couple that used drought resistant plants from Australia. The article has some cool pictures too… G’day Greenery more »

Beyond Natives

March 6th, 2008

I really enjoyed this article in the LA Times entitled “Beyond Natives“.  The article suggests using plants from other Mediterranean climates if you do not like the California native plants. Plants from Mediterranean climates have adapted to dry hot summers… more »

California Coastal Commission Under Attack

March 5th, 2008

The California Legislature is considering a bill that would dramatically undermine the ability of the Coastal Commission to protect our coast and ocean. California Senate Bill 1295 (Ducheny) would strip the right of Coastal Commissioners to appeal development… more »