- Author: Janet Hartin
By Janet Hartin - Good Morning UCCE San Bernardino County Master Gardeners,
There is so much going on in the way of water-efficient landscaping public service information through UC that I wanted to highlight it once again for all of you! I hope you will share it with community groups you work with.
1. I am forwarding information about our brand new Sustainable Landscaping publication from Statewide MG Program Rep Aubrey Bray(in this this email).
2. I second email will be coming shortly will once again invite you and your family and friends to tour Western Municipal Water District's beautiful drought efficient garden and join our Science Day activities there on May 8. You will receive continuing education hours for attending this event.
3. A friendly reminder that we have Power ready to go on all aspects of Sustainable landscaping (plant selection, water conservation, use of soil amendments and mulch, IPM, energy efficiency, and how to attract wildlife). We urge you to especially promote our new Power point entitled ‘Keeping Plants Alive Under Drought or Water Restrictions' which includes 28 slides specifically explaining how home-owners can take specific steps to prioritize keeping high value plants (fruit and landscape trees) alive in extreme drought. Warm Regards, Janet Hartin
From: Aubrey Bray, Statewide Program Representative
RE: New Sustainable Landscaping Publication Message Text: Hi Everyone, We wanted you all to be the first to know about a new FREE publication from UC ANR for Sustainable Landscaping. “Sustainable Landscaping in California: How to Conserve Resources and Beautify your Home Landscape”<http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/Details.aspx?itemNo=8504> (ANR Publication 8504) written by UCCE Horticulture Advisors Janet Hartin, Pam Geisel, Ali Haravandi, and Rachel Elkins, all of whom have ties to the UC Master Gardener Program as advisors or trainers. The peer-reviewed publication is available as a free download through the UC ANR Catalog Online<http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/Details.aspx?itemNo=8504> and contains over 20 pages of in-depth information for members of the public interested in adopting sustainable practices in a home landscape.
We'll be encouraging volunteers to share this new resource with the public and to use it as a resources when researching the topic. It is also an excellent supplement to current and future core Master Gardener trainings, connecting volunteers with ANR Strategic Initiatives<http://ucanr.edu/sites/StrategicInitiatives/> from the start!
A summary post also appears on the public-facing UC ANR Green Blog<http://ucanr.edu/blogs/Green/> in the near future and would make an excellent “share” opportunity via social media. I encourage you to include publication information in your newsletters, both internal and external, to heighten awareness of high-quality, free resources like “Sustainable Landscaping in California.” Best, Aubrey Bray