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.