publications

Firescaping
Firescaping

Firescaping will absolutely help you create a fire-resilient property and community. It was born and honed by wildfire. Firescaping starts by describing what type of properties are at risk. It then provides 20 chapters of remedies. It covers creating defendable structures, design and maintenance guidelines for the landscape within 100 feet of a structure, managing wild landscapes, ensuring effective rates of travel, and swiftly recovering after a wildfire passes.

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Foraging is fantastic fun—health and nutrition can as easily be found outside of your door as along any hiking path. This book covers the threats to personal health and how to overcome them; the techniques used to protect ecological health; and the most abundant greens, fruits, flowers, seeds, roots, shoreline foods, and sources of protein.

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California Friendly Maintenance
California Friendly Maintenance

Produced through a first-ever collaboration between LADWP, MWD and SoCalGas, this well recommended book is the perfect companion for maintaining California Friendly® landscapes. It covers the details of efficient irrigation, the ins and outs of recycled water, seasoned advice for hundreds of plants, handling weed and pest infestations, and managing rainwater capture systems. Grab a copy—they are free—and use the information to help create a beautiful, thriving and sustainable future.

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Ocean Friendly Gardens
Ocean Friendly Gardens

The United States has a water problem—an ocean, rivers, and lakes problem. Our National treasures are polluted. Ocean Friendly Gardens addresses these problems by teaching how to eliminate or clean the rainwater rushing off urbanized landscapes. This book offers practical design ideas, safe alternatives to chemical fertilizers and pesticides; tips on increasing permeability; construction diagrams for retention basins; and a complete how-to on installing an irrigation system.

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Firescaping
Firescaping

This practical, hands-on guide gives simple, achievable strategies for those who want to reduce their garden's fire hazard, while promoting its long-term health and function. This book describes how to make a home more accessible to fire fighters, fire-safe building materials and techniques, how to use on water efficiently, the best methods of effective vegetation removal, and versatile and comprehensive plant lists and maintenance calendars. Endorsed by AAA Homeowners Insurance.

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A New Era of Gardening
A New Era of Gardening

A New Era of Gardening is the first of its kind--it is the first gardening book written about decreasing carbon dioxide and increasing oxygen. This book provides a model of sustainability based on the oxygen release rates of a landscape. Exceptionally well researched, this book shows why most landscapes are not good for the atmosphere, gives the tools needed to measure a landscape's impact, and provides the methods and means for creating beneficial, atmosphere-friendly landscapes.

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