Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Master Gardeners, July 27th

The UCCE/Master Gardeners of L.A. County return to the Green Tent on Sunday, July 27th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your gardening questions! They have water wise gardening tips and information on pest issues. As per usual, you can pick up a free plant and two packets of seeds to grow this season. As always, the LACMGs will have a bounty to share with you! 

Come pick up a plant to put into your summer garden!
Just a reminder: here’s a GREAT link with monthly tips for Southern California.

And remember, be water wise. Click here to get great information and tips online.

Lastly: PLEASE BRING YOUR EMPTY PLASTIC “SIX PACKS” so they can keep planting for you! Thanks!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

LADWP, July 20th

Down the drain, and then what?

Visit The Green Tent this Sunday to learn about water recycling and other local water supplies for Los Angeles from LADWP water experts. They'll also have free giveaways that will help you conserve water and save money. Stakeholders of all ages are welcome!

The City of Los Angeles is developing a project to replenish the San Fernando groundwater basin with up to 30,000 acre-feet per year of purified recycled water. The groundwater replenishment advanced water purification facilities will produce extremely high quality water at lower costs, using less energy and generating fewer greenhouse gases than water purchased from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Los Angeles has long relied on water imported from hundreds of miles away to support its water demands. The City’s water supply comes from:

  • Imported water from Owens Valley and Mono Lake Basin
  • Purchased water from the MWD, which is imported from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta and the Colorado River 
  • Several local water sources including groundwater, captured stormwater, and recycled water. These are safe, more reliable, and more drought tolerant than imported water supplies.

The City is planning Los Angeles’ water future in order to increase reliability. By increasing our local water supplies, in part through replenishing groundwater supplies, we can reduce our dependence on imported water. The City obtained input from stakeholders during this planning and will continue to seek input as projects are implemented. Stop by and find out more.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kitchen Karate, July 13th

Turn the tables on processed food with Kitchen Karate

Radically shift from processed and prepared foods to whole fresh ingredients by making all your meals for the workweek in 2 hours. 

Kitchen Karate shows you how, with a revolutionary new approach to home cooking that lets you plan, cook, and stock your fridge with meals made of whole fresh ingredients seasoned to taste just the way you like. 

Not only will you lock in healthy eating habits and save money, you will save the environment from the excess packaging, petroleum, and pesticides that come with processed foods. 

Kitchen Karate works with any diet type, scales to any family size, and you don’t even need experience in the kitchen to begin. 

Kitchen Karate. Win the fight to eat right!