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Sustainable Urban Village Model: A Biomimic Design

Creating the visionby Deeksha Chopra, Environment Consultant To advance the conversation on sustainable urban land-use practices, CNGF has developed a vision document to illustrate how we can be stewards of sustainable cities. Rather than continuing to search for bigger technological solutions to the problems that plague our cities and imperil our planet, we believe the […]

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 […]

Fall update: Sustainable farming movement continues to grow in the hood

Our focus at ELSEE these days is the regenerative farm model we are designing for the Santa Clara Agrihood, a unique place for plants and people.  Yes, our farm will have a “different look” than most farms. Our methods will produce higher yields—up to four times greater income than the top industrial farms in California—and […]

Desert Lavender: the Charm of your Native Garden

If you’re looking for an elegant, eye-soothing color for your native garden, Desert Lavender (Hyptis emoryi) should be among your top choices. Not only does this plant lights up your garden with charming silvery foliage and lovely purple flowers, it brings delightful lavender fragrance to your home as well. Desert Lavender belongs to the family […]

CNGF @ The July 4th Rose, White & Blue Parade

Last Saturday, The California Native Garden Foundation (CNGF) had the pleasure of tabling at the annual Alameda Business Association (ABA) 4th of July Rose, White & Blue Parade. The event attracted over 35,000 participants and spectators towards The Alameda in San Jose. CNGF was able to interact with a healthy amount of both spectators and […]