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Archive for the 'Sustainable Landscaping' Category

16 Aug

Help bring back bicycle-powered landscaping DATE HAS CHANGED!

News, special offers and events of interest to our subscribers in a mobile-friendly format. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Save the new Date Friday, October 17th 2014 6:00 to 9:00 pm Kick-off party for the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the ‘Tread Lightly’ service At the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center 35 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA […]

05 Aug

Terra Nova is Bringing Back Bicycle-Powered Landscaping!

 The community is invited to help relaunch Tread Lightly, the pedal-powered landscaping service, with an Indiegogo kickoff party at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center on Friday October 17th, 2014 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Starting a bicycle-powered landscaping service more than two decades ago, Ken Foster was truly a man ahead of his […]

18 Feb

Grey is the New Green! Terra Nova brings 20+ year history with ecological water projects to bear from green landscaping to greywater.

Back in 1991 Terra Nova installed it’s first graywater system. The Santa Cruz Sentinel published the article below highlighting Terra Nova’s landscapes to resist cold and drought damage. This article was published before the advent of the internet so no online version is available. As drought visits us again we can recall lessons learned from […]

31 Jan

Graywater discount! $50.00 off ‘Laundry to Landscape’ system installed by Terra Nova through the month of March, 2014.

  News, special offers and events that are of interest to our subscribers, delivered in a mobile-friendly format. Save water and money with a ‘Laundry to Landscape’ graywater system Make your landscape more resilient even with water restrictions Laundry to landscape is exactly what it sounds like, piping the laundry water out to the landscape, using the water twice, […]

28 Jan

Terra Nova offers Permaculture Design services.

The owner of Terra Nova, Ken Foster is a certified Permaculture designer and teaches this design science at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. Ken has been studying Permaculture after first hearing about it while an apprentice at the UCSC Farm and Garden back in 1985. He took his first Permaculture Design Course in 1996 and […]

21 Jan

The new Terra Nova video just out!

 

08 Jan

Graywater systems look better and better with water restrictions on the way.

This is what a ‘laundry to landscape’ graywater system looks like. Laundry to landscape is just what it sounds like, piping the laundry water out to the landscape. Using the water twice. Once to wash laundry and twice to water  landscape and garden plants. Now you can feed two birds with one scone. Santa Cruz begins […]

16 Dec

Terra Nova was recently re-certified as a green business!

 

21 Oct

Here is a collage of awards and certificates given to Terra Nova over the years.

      

02 Sep

Synthetic Turf, Artificial Grass or Stepford Lawns? An update

Since the early part of the 21st century there has been a large trend towards installing the new generation of synthetic turf. This is a (2013) update of an article I wrote in 2009. We have learned a lot and we have plenty more to learn on this subject that will be debated for years to […]

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