FREE Aquaponics Gardening Class, Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10-11:30am, Avenue Adult Center

FREE City of Ventura AQUAPONICS Gardening Class, Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura, Avenue, Ventura. JOIN Agriculture Specialist Jan Kolbusz to learn about this soil-less gardening technique and grow your plants and fish in ONE integrated system. RSVP Today to reserve your seat, click here.

2017 Gardening Class Series Kicks Off with Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Gardens

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On Saturday, Feb 25, The City’s FREE 2017 Gardening Class Series kicked off. The class “Implement an Ocean Friendly Garden,” was presented by Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Gardens Program. Find out about upcoming classes: http://www.cityofventura.net

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City of Ventura FREE Gardening Classes start February 25, 2017

Beginning February 2017, the City of Ventura presents NEW Gardening Classes consisting of seminars and workshops once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa shares information about this popular series, which is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with an RSVP.

To find out more about the 2017 Gardening Classes and to REGISTER to reserve your place for classes and workshops, visit: VenturaWater.net and navigate to the Gardening Classes Icon.

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Water Wise Incentive 2.0 Program — Save Money & Water with Turf Rebates

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Remove Your Turf with Ventura Water’s Water Wise Incentive Program 2.0. It’s simple! Here’s how. WATCH this Sustainable Ventura News Video and find out more at: http://venturawater.net

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Watch Sustainable Ventura News at Ventura County Star online (SEARCH “Sustainable Ventura News at http://vcstar.com) also WATCH on the NEWS and LIFESTYLE pages and in the VC STYLE COLUMN at: http://vcstyle.blogs.vcstar.com/

Sustainable Ventura TV News is reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer and airs on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm.

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PODCAST: 2017 FREE Gardening Classes

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Beginning February 2017, the City of Ventura presents NEW Gardening Classes consisting of seminars and workshops once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa shares information about this popular series, which is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with an RSVP.

To find out more about the 2017 Gardening Classes and to REGISTER to reserve your place for classes and workshops, visit: VenturaWater.net and navigate to the Gardening Classes Icon.

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST, Click Here!

Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers = SMART & Water Wise Yard Maintenance

Do you know the difference between a traditional Irrigation Controller vs. a Weather-Based Irrigation Controller? There’s a BIG DIFFERENCE.  WATCH this “Sustainable Ventura News” segment to find out how you can conserve as much as 13,500 gallons of water per year per household!

Are you a City of Ventura resident interested in awesome rebates offered with the Water Wise 2.0 Incentive Program, visit:  VenturaWater.net and removeyourturf.com

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Watch Sustainable Ventura News at Ventura County Star online on the NEWS & LIFESTYLE pages (and also SEARCH “Sustainable Ventura” or “Maryann Ridini Spencer” at http://vcstar.com)

Sustainable Ventura TV News is reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer and airs on Caps-TV VTV’s Channel 15, Thursdays at 8:30pm. It rebroadcasts Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at 9:00am, Sundays at 8:30pm and every other Wednesday at 8:30pm.

 

Don’t Wait to UPDATE your landscape!

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We invite you to participate in the City of Ventura’s Water Wise 2.0 Incentive Program. Remove your turf and receive $2 per square foot, up to 1,600 square feet for residential properties (for a max of $3,200) and up to 3,200 square feet for commercial/multi-family properties (for a max of $6,400). Funds are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis! If you are having trouble moving forward with your project, Ventura Water is here to help. Follow these five easy steps to get started:

  1. Go to www.removeyourturf.com and click “Apply Online Now” to set up an account.
  2. Provide a water bill.
  3. Include photos of your landscape and irrigation system.
  4. Draw a site plan (see below or click here to view).
  5. Provide list of new plants (see below or click here to view).

Don’t get too caught up in the details. Designing a plan for your yard can be quick and easy! We are able to connect you with a landscape professional and also encourage do-it-yourself landscape projects! Resources are available for those of you looking to DIY. Site plans can be self-generated and plant lists can be simple.

Visit www.venturacountygardening.com for ideas and examples. Make sure to review the incentive program terms and conditions. For more information on native and climate-appropriate plants for Ventura, visit www.venturacountygardening.com or click here.

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From Ventura Water’s December 2017 Pipeline Newsletter

Ventura Water Water Saving Tip!

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Install a new weather-based irrigation controller. These devices pull data from a local source or the Internet and water your plants based on weather predictions. The system will know how much water your plants and trees will need each day. Using one of these can save your home or business hundreds of thousands of gallons of water each year. Install your weather-based irrigation controller this winter, before the rainy season hits!

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From Ventura Water’s Pipeline, December 2016