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Last Chance To Enter Your Ocean Friendly Garden In The 2011 National Greenscape Challenge

July 25 2011

Last Chance To Enter Your Ocean Friendly Garden In The 2011 National Greenscape Challenge

Ocean Friendly Gardens

There’s only one week left in the Cali Bamboo, Surfrider Foundation 2011 National Greenscape Challenge Contest. Inspired by the Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Gardens program, contestants are encouraged to submit photos and descriptions of their landscapes and gardens that were designed with Surfrider Foundation’s OFG method of CPR: conservation, permeability and…

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Hands-On Workshop to Follow OFG Basics Class in Santa Barbara

July 12 2011

Hands-On Workshop to Follow OFG Basics Class in Santa Barbara

Ocean Friendly Gardens HOW

With a great OFG Basics Class in the books, Class attendees will use the (new) knowledge to evaluate a site for how well it "applies CPR - Conservation, Permeability and Retention" - the principles behind Ocean Friendly Gardening. Everyone is welcome to attend the Hands-On Workshop, not just Class attendees.

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Santa Barbara Ocean Friendly Gardens Program Kicks Off With Basics Class

June 14 2011

Santa Barbara Ocean Friendly Gardens Program Kicks Off With Basics Class

Ocean Friendly Gardens Basic Class

The Santa Barbara and Isla Vista Chapters launched their OFG Program with a OFG Basics Class. It's the first part of an OFG Series, to be followed up with a Hands-On Workshop on Site Evaluation, Garden Assistance Program Workday, Lawn Patrol and one-day training for professionals. The Series is funded…

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O.C. and Long Beach Launch Lawn Patrol

June 02 2011

O.C. and Long Beach Launch Lawn Patrol

Ocean Friendly Gardens Lawn Patrol

This first neighborhood walk in Orange County helped develop people's eye for what is and is not an Ocean Friendly Garden. It was also a chance to see if there are others gardens that qualify for an OFG yard sign - or are close and would want some help from…

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“Garden Raising” Brings Out Neighbors & Surfrider Members

April 11 2011

“Garden Raising” Brings Out Neighbors & Surfrider Members

Ocean Friendly Gardens GAP

Though Surfrider is not raising barns these days, we did do a "garden raising" yesterday. The couple that owns the home and garden mentioned how the experience made things a lot less intimidating. Now they can help the new neighbors they met and the ones they already knew do the…

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Surfrider Teams with ELLE Magazine & Aveeno at School OFG

April 01 2011

Surfrider Teams with ELLE Magazine & Aveeno at School OFG

Ocean Friendly Gardens

The Surfrider-West LA/Malibu Chapter partnered with ELLE Magazine and Aveeno to transform a 2,000 sq. ft. grassy "carpet" in front of a school in Santa Monica, CA into an Ocean Friendly Garden. It'll be a great learning tool for the elementary students, their parents, the school district and the neighbors.

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Garden Assistance Program (GAP) Workday to Launch OFG in Long Beach, CA

March 31 2011

Garden Assistance Program (GAP) Workday to Launch OFG in Long Beach, CA

Ocean Friendly Gardens GAP

The Long Beach Chapter, in collaboration with the Huntington and Newport Beach Chapters, are co-launching their OFG Programs. The Chapters have put the call out to volunteers for the garden workday on Sunday, April 10 from 10am-4pm to learn while actually helping the homeowners create an Ocean Friendly Garden.

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OFG Launches in South Orange County, CA with Mini-OFG Class

March 03 2011

OFG Launches in South Orange County, CA with Mini-OFG Class

Ocean Friendly Gardens Basic Class

Tree Of Life Nursery, the great native plant nursery in San Juan Capistrano, approached us about holding a shortened version of the Ocean Friendly Gardens Basics Class and then head out into the nursery and explore the natural wonders surrounding the nursery.

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ELLE/Aveeno + Surfrider Workday Prep…looking beautiful

February 18 2011

ELLE/Aveeno + Surfrider Workday Prep…looking beautiful

Ocean Friendly Gardens

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OFG Sign and Sign Criteria Ready

February 03 2011

OFG Sign and Sign Criteria Ready

Ocean Friendly Gardens

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55 People Attend Hands-On Workshop

November 07 2010

55 People Attend Hands-On Workshop

Ocean Friendly Gardens HOW

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March 25 2010

Surfrider involved w/native plants installed in planter on Strand in Hermosa Beach

Ocean Friendly Gardens

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OFG in the News - Props from a Santa Cruz water district

March 02 2010

OFG in the News - Props from a Santa Cruz water district

Ocean Friendly Gardens

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Calculate Rainwater Harvesting Potential & Area Needed To Absorb It

January 22 2010

Calculate Rainwater Harvesting Potential & Area Needed To Absorb It

Ocean Friendly Gardens

Learn some simple calculations for determining how much rainwater your can harvest and how much of a "sponge" you will need in the garden to absorb it.

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Turf Grass Removal & Sheet Mulching

January 03 2010

Turf Grass Removal & Sheet Mulching

Ocean Friendly Gardens

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January 02 2010

Household Chemical Alternatives

Ocean Friendly Gardens

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January 02 2010

Lawn Alternatives

Ocean Friendly Gardens

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January 02 2010

Eliminating Pesticides, Herbicides and Fungicides

Ocean Friendly Gardens

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January 02 2010

Composting, Compost Bins & Compost Tea

Ocean Friendly Gardens

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Learn Your Soil Type & Whether It Is Compacted

January 02 2010

Learn Your Soil Type & Whether It Is Compacted

Ocean Friendly Gardens Basic Class

Tests to determine your soil type:

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