Local Gardening Resources

Article on gardening in Santa Monica:  City’s free giveaway of compost on August 27.

**  Check out the end of the article re: City reimbursement grants up to $5K (matching funds) to change yards into irrigation-free, drought-resistant landscaping (application).  Would our HOA be allowed to re-landscape our front lawn strip?  Potential savings in water costs.  See local example — the bottom picture of the parkway.

**  City presentation:  sustainable landscaping, Santa Monica Airport, September 27.

**  City website:  Office of Sustainability and the Environment (link).

Website for the Learning Garden in Venice:  seed giveaway on August 20.

“Botanical Interests”:  online seed shop.

**  Appropriate for containers:  vegetables — arugula, carrots, cucumber, kale, lettuce, mixed greens, onions (scallions), pepper (chili), radicchio, spinach, Swiss chard, tomatoes.

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