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|2018-09-14Sep 14, 2018
More than 20 volunteers, 66 volunteer hours, and 20 cubic yards of mulch later, Petaluma’s new SMART train platform is looking beautiful!
|2018-05-02May 2, 2018
The rose is arguably the most poetic of flowers. It is the hallmark of Spring, bursting on the scene in April and May, boasting singular beauty and metaphorical richness in every phase, from youthful bud to mature bloom. Thorns protect it, fragrance and color attract insects who live in symbiotic relationship.
|2018-04-30Apr 30, 2018
You’re invited! Join us to get your hands in the soil and learn about native, edible, and pollinator-friendly plant choices. Daily Acts, with support from the City of Petaluma, will be planting the new Living, Learning Landscape at the Petaluma Regional Library on March 24th and we need volunteers!
|2018-04-02Apr 2, 2018
The Garden Sense program was suspended after the October wildfire disaster, and we are happy to announce the program is resuming as of February 1, 2018.
|2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018
Daily Acts is excited to announce the 2018 Community Resilience Challenge, an annual community mobilization campaign that runs April through the end of May and inspires thousands of people to save water, grow food, conserve energy, reduce waste, and build community in Sonoma County.
|2018-03-20Mar 20, 2018
The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership and partners are developing free landscape design templates to help fire victims get back in their homes faster, while encouraging long-term environmental sustainability. Sonoma County residents are invited to attend two community input sessions to participate in the development of these landscape design templates, which will help define the look, feel, and functionality of the landscapes in the neighborhoods being rebuilt.
|2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018
Ah lavender. What's not to love? What other plant gives you so many benefits for so little effort. It comes in all kinds of colors. Yes, not just lavender. But also blues and pinks and whites. It is beneficial for so many insects in your garden, not to mention bees and butterflies. And the fragrance. The fragrance is enchanting.
|2018-09-10Sep 10, 2018
Since the October 2017 firestorms, the University of California Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County (UCMGSC) has worked to develop a series of recommended actions property owners can take to create more fire-resistant landscapes and properties.
|2018-09-01Sep 1, 2018
Back when I was a professional gardener, I had clients who insisted on having me lay down landscape fabric then putting bark on top of it to discourage weeds. I hated this practice and tried to talk them out of it. Weeds come anyway because seeds find any crevice to tuck themselves into and bark has plenty of crevices.
|2018-08-22Aug 22, 2018
The UC Cooperative Extension Sonoma County is hosting an all-day symposium on fire resilience this Friday, August 24, at Shone Farm. Attendees will learn how wildfires operate in Sonoma County’s wildland urban interface, how to maintain a fire safe community, and what natural resource management strategies best improve the survivability of people, property, and homes.
|2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
Many lessons were learned from the wildfires of 2017. The most important of which is that any fire, with enough fuel and driven by wind can burn through almost anything. It is never possible to protect your property 100% but there are things you can do with landscaping to give your home a fighting chance.
|2018-06-29Jun 29, 2018
Back when we were ONLY considering drought-tolerant landscaping to use less water in our gardens, we found many plants with high oil content that set in deep tap roots so required less watering. Some of those plants also tend to burst into flames because of the high oil content. What’s a gardener to do?
|2018-06-01Jun 1, 2018
I think we can all agree that we are thankful for advancements in plumbing and sewage treatment since the germ-laden Middle Ages. However, many are recognizing that with our current plumbing systems, we are shorting ourselves on a great garden resource…graywater.
|2018-06-01Jun 1, 2018
Dried lavender makes a beautiful, long lasting flower for off-season decorating. The process of drying lavender is fairly straight forward and easy for everyone to accomplish. Now is a perfect time in Sonoma County to harvest fresh lavender for drying.
|2018-05-30May 30, 2018
For those of us who watched too much Science Fiction as children, Carnivorous plants are like something from another planet. Triffids they may be! But true or false, they are being cultivated in Sebastopol for their singular beauty with a life-long dedication by the owners of California Carnivores.
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