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Advanced Permaculture Design Certification

Mike Garcia completed course work and has earned his Advanced Permaculture Design Certification from the Matt Powers Advanced Permaculture Design Institute.  This certification is a collection of regenerative solutions and pathways, which enable participants to partner with, and learn how to see our world through the lens of nature.  Learning was enhanced by over 65 expert instructors from around the world and include subject soil science, mycology,

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The Lowdown on Drip and Low-Volume Irrigation

Low-volume and drip irrigation components deliver water at slower rates but targeted to the right places. They use less water and are much better for plant material than conventional irrigation. Drip irrigation—the choice of a new generation? The demand for drip irrigation is growing. According to one contractor, a new group of homeowners is leading the charge. “Over the past five years or so, a new, very savvy bunch

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KURAPIA

Kurapia Groundcover Plant This Manhattan Beach front yard is grass free. What looks like grass is a grass substitute called Kurapia. Once established, it requires little maintenance and needs less water than cool season turfgrasses. It only needs water 1-2X per month. It also attracts birds and butterflies and is self-repairing if dog pee occurs and is great for kids play. Kurapia has thick, dense growth that

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