Slow Landscapes…Built from Waste
November 17, 2021

How often do you feel overwhelmed with excess waste in your lives? Cardboard, take-out containers, mail offers you didn’t ask for,…

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Planning For Planting : Trees and Shrubs
October 23, 2021

These days, the morning air is crisp and dew sits gently on our favorite flowers in the garden. The rain has…

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Late Summer In The Dry Garden
September 24, 2021

The end of summer can be a distressing time in the Southern California Native garden. While our plants have evolved to…

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iNaturalist: A Quick Guide
July 27, 2021

What is iNaturalist? iNaturalist is a social media network for naturalists! It is an app that works on your smartphone or... Read More
Embodied Energy in the Realm of Landscape Design
June 19, 2021

Embodied Energy in the Realm of Landscape Design by Team Petrichor As we walk, eat, and survive through our daily lives,…

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Learning to Live with Gophers: Does It Have to Be Us vs. Them?
April 26, 2021

Learning to Live with Gophers: Does It Have to Be Us vs. Them? by Team Petrichor Now that Spring is here,…

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Searching for Failure
March 11, 2021

Searching for Failure by Shawn Maestretti Success is measured by many things, but what I have learned over the years is…

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Establishing a Reciprocal Relationship with Your Garden
January 30, 2021

Establishing a Reciprocal Relationship with Your Garden by Shawn Maestretti In 2020 we had the pleasure of developing a relationship with…

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Meet Poly/Ana
January 16, 2021

Meet Poly/Ana: Fostering Relationships with Communities and the Land for a Thriving Future by Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams “… there…

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Porter’s World: The Future of Our Planet
January 2, 2021

Porter’s World: The Future of Our Planet A New Year’s Message from Shawn Maestretti On November 5, 2016, Porter Drake Maestretti…

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