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  • What’s Happening

    Building community support for the Agrihood
    By Alrie Middlebrook Community members, leaders, developers, CNGF team members and those interested in urban greenspace came together for a panel discussion on the proposed Agrihood development Nov. 3. Around 30 community members attended the panel talk about the future of the property in the Valley Fair neighborhood. The information that each panelist gave was […]
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    Meet designer Carolina Masoli
    Hello, I’m Carolina Masoli, Ecologist/Landscape Architect from Chile. I have been part of the design team of CNGF since 2013 and have participated in the design of several school native gardens that the foundation has awarded.  Currently I’m working on our latest two schools rewarded: Kellogg Elementary School in Santa Barbara and Holy Family School […]
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    Aquaponics: A sustainable land-use solution
    At its heart, aquaponics is pretty simple concept. Fish poop in water, which fertilizes a crop. The plants filter and clean the water for the fish. This is a natural relationship as old as time and with today’s technology it can be had right in your backyard. But when the urban farmer dives into the […]
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    A watershed moment–and workshop
    Please distribute this flyer to anyone interested in attending The Watershed Approach to Landscaping.  CNGF is proud to be a co-sponsor of this event on Dec. 10 at San Jose Conservation Corp, 1500Berger Drive, San Jose, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Morning session: Watershed Basics Luncheon: California natives creatively used in free lunch provisions. […]
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    Good news about good neighbors, local lumber company makes donation
    Nate Pease, leader of the parent volunteers who are building an ELSEE model garden at Discovery Charter School met with Travis Osterback and Eric Gorski from Good News Wood Salvation, a redwood fencing recycling business that has stepped up and donated the fruit trees for the garden. They are also donating their wood for the […]
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