Category Archives: Current Events

The Soil is the Solution

In 2009 I fell in love …. With the Soil. Forever I have been enchanted by Nature. And in pursuit of that passion, graduated from UCLA extension with a degree in landscape architect in 2007. But it was for the … Continue reading

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Native Garden Goes in at West High School in Torrance

Kudos to the science teachers at Torrance’s West High School!  And the City of Torrance for supporting them in creating an outdoor learning laboratory in the form of a native garden on campus.  I, along with Tom Rau, as instructors … Continue reading

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Are You Smarter Than a Slime Mold?

Are You Smarter Than a Slime Mold? Now that may seem like a ridiculous question.  Of course I’m smarter than a slime mold.  Wait, what’s a slime mold? I actually had little information on what they were or what they … Continue reading

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Department of Public Works – Sediment Management Plan

Earlier this year I wrote about the crime that was committed when the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works bulldozed a priceless oak woodland in Arcadia to create a dumping ground for river sediment that had built up in … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Airport Sustainable Demonstration Garden

It is in my search for divinity, in my need to connect to something greater, that I write about the garden.  It is where magic can happen, where healing and joy can happen.  It is a place laden with power … Continue reading

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H.R 1 – Passage of New Funding Bill

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Sir Winston Churchill What  is it about some of our politicians that they are so forgetful of lessons learned less than a century ago: Unions were established to protect … Continue reading

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Priceless Oaks Demolished

So they did it.  The chose the lazy, shortsighted option.  They butchered a century old oak grove to make way for a mud pit.  Now, how’s that for value added in Los Angeles. They used propaganda and fear to convince … Continue reading

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