Green Tips

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Happy Earth Day!

April 22nd is the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. It was first created in 1970 in order to encourage folks to work towards a healthy, sustainable environment. To celebrate, plant a tree or volunteer at a local event. There are many to choose from throughout the Bay Area:  San Francisco, Cupertino, San Jose, Santa Cruz – Google your area to check out the options.

Santa Clara County Spring Garden Market

Mark your calendar! Don’t miss out on the garden event of the year – the Spring Garden Market, put on by your Santa Clara County Master Gardeners! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 16, 9am – 2pm. There will be garden talks and demonstrations as well as hundreds of veggies, herbs and ornamental plants to choose from: 70+ varieties of tomatoes, 100+ varieties of peppers, succulents, sunflowers and much more… Location: History San Jose, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose.

 

Rethink your Lawn

Now is the time to rethink your lawn. A typical lawn consumes >10,000 gals of water each year. By replacing even part of your lawn with native, water-wise plants you can save tons of water & help support our birds, bees and bugs. For great alternatives, don’t miss the Going Native Garden Tour. Go to: www.goingnativegardentour.org for details. The North Bay tour is on Saturday, April 9th and the South Bay tour is on Sunday, April 10th, 2016.  Both tours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Make it a “green” Easter!

Make it a “green” Easter by decorating with organic Easter lilies, tulips, potted herbs and/or small branches from your own back yard. It will be environmentally friendly, AND easier on your wallet as well. Shop at local florists and greenhouses to support local businesses and reduce the need for long-distance trucking and shipping.

Have a Happy & Green Easter!

Make it a “green” Easter by decorating with organic Easter lilies, tulips, potted herbs and/or small branches from your own back yard. It will be environmentally friendly, AND easier on your wallet as well. Shop at local florists and greenhouses to support local businesses and reduce the need for long-distance trucking and shipping.