Archive for the 'Sustainable Landscaping' Category
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 [...]
Click this link to take the leaf blower survey. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2N9CWMV 1. Please complete the following sentence: ” I have used a leaf blower…” Please complete the following sentence: ” I have used a leaf blower…” at home at my job not at all Other (please specify) * 2. My experience with leaf blowers has been: [...]
Terra Nova makes KSBW news KICK UP A LOT OF DUST …BUT NOW SANTA CRUZ IS CONSIDERING RULES AGAINST IT. THERE’S AN INDEPENDENT TASK FORCE LOOKING AT POSSIBLE SUGGESTIONS AND REGULATIONS ON HOW AND WHEN LEAF BLOWERS ARE USED. THEY’VE EVEN SET UP AN ON-LINE SURVEY TO GET PUBLIC INPUT. ACTION NEWS REPORTER PHIL GOMEZ, [...]
Terra Nova made runner up in Good Times poll and Gold in the Santa Cruz Weekly readers poll in the same month! Thank you Santa Cruz!
We are very honored to receive these two acknowledgements from our community. Thank you Santa Cruz!
IF you want to have your voice heard on this issue Please join us at the Leaf Blower Task Force Santa Cruz Meeting Thursday, April 25th, 3:00PM at the Ecology Action meeting room.
Ecological Landscape Management check list Soil Health How is the soil health over all? Compaction? Over or under watered? What % of organic matter is in soil ? Are leaves allowed to create natural mulch when possible? What type of soil is on site? Mycelium inoculation needed? What is the health of the Soil Food [...]
A photo essay of Ken’s ride to the annual Eco Farm Conference. Terra Nova owner Ken Foster is on the planning committee for the conference and has ridden his bike there since the year 2000. Ken on his thirteenth ride from Santa Cruz to the Eco Farm Conference in Pacific Grove. A few sights [...]
Terra Nova takes leadership……………………………………………………………………. Santa Cruz County group to study leaf blower rules
Article Reprinted from the Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel By Jason HoppinSanta Cruz Sentinel Posted: 01/21/2013 03:56:59 PM A local task force is in the early stages of studying whether to regulate leaf blowers — the always-droning, often-jarring, go-to staple of the landscape industry. More than a dozen California cities have special rules [...]