Spring-into-Summer: Drought Strategies from the Ecology Center’s Help Desk

Spring-into-Summer: Drought Strategies from the Ecology Center's Help Desk
We’re getting a little taste of summer this week, and the driest, hottest part of the year is yet to come. With our changing climate bringing more dry years than wet years to California, 2014 requires a new normal. Can a shared effort to cut water-use in an extreme drought year set us up to … Read more »

EcoHouse Drought Strategy Tour, 4/6/14

EcoHouse Drought Strategy Tour, 4/6/14
California’s severe drought reminds us it’s time to get serious about water conservation. Get the information and inspiration you need at our tour of the EcoHouse, Sunday, April 6th, from 10 – 1 PM. Join us for an in-depth slide show and presentation on water ecology and innovative water recycling solutions. Learn ways to turn… Read more »

View from the Farmers’ Market: Farming Through the Drought

View from the Farmers' Market: Farming Through the Drought
This year, the hills by my house didn’t turn green until late February. Although big drops of hope fall outside my window as I write, it gives me a false sense that everything will be okay, that perhaps we are not facing the biggest drought in many people’s lifetimes. I say this because this system… Read more »

Drought-Proof Your Landscape with Greywater, 3/6/14

Drought-Proof Your Landscape with Greywater, 3/6/14
Join us for an evening presentation by greywater experts from Greywater Action. Find out if a greywater system is a good match for your home and landscape. Come to learn about common types of systems, advantages and limitations of different systems, plant friendly soaps and products, calculating water savings, costs, and codes and regulations. What… Read more »

Shift in Perspective: It’s a Drought 37% of the Time

Shift in Perspective: It's a Drought 37% of the Time
The news media, the governor, water agencies, farmers, urban residents, and even President Obama have all responded to the extreme drought. While this response is warranted based on available water resources, a recent blog post by Wholly H2O’s Elizabeth Dougherty points out that treating the drought like an exceptional weather event is inaccurate. Looking back… Read more »