Garden Chemicals – Should you or shouldn’t you?

The City of Irvine has an Integrated Pest Management Plan – What does that mean to me? The state law is clear. The City of Irvine’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy does not affect the use of pesticides on a private property, including home owners associations (HOA). Only properties managed by the City a covered by this policy. Some HOAs […]

They are having what?! A Persimmon and Cherimoya Tasting????

Yes, you read correctly. The UC ANR South Coast REC will have several varieties of cherimoyas available to taste in addition to the persimmons during our annual “persimmon” tasting on Thursday, November 9th. Come on out and give your taste buds a treat with these fall delicacies. Schedule: 9:00 am to 10:00 am VIP Activity (see below) Pre-registration and fee […]

Need DPR CE Units? Check out the online courses from UC IPM…

It’s time for DPR license and certificate holders renew—get units via online courses from UC IPM —Cheryl Reynolds, UC Statewide IPM Program November has arrived, and before you know it we’ll be ringing in 2018! For those who hold a license or certificate from the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), and have a last name starting with the letter M […]

Fall Planting – It’s not too late!

As the article below from PlantRight suggests fall is a great time to plant. Here in Southern California, our mild weather allows to continue planting through November. So get out there and start digging, come next Spring, you will be glad you did. Fall into Planting @_PlantRight Asking yourself a few questions before planting will set your garden up for […]

Vibrant Ports, Healthy Ports

 by Cosmo Servidio I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Mid-Atlantic Vibrant Ports – Healthy Ports workshop in Philadelphia. For me, having once worked for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, this event gave me an opportunity to see familiar faces but more importantly, to discuss a topic that is relevant and significant for the […]

Don’t sit idly by….

It’s hard to believe, but it is winter. Even with the nice weather we are experiencing, there still isn’t a whole lot to do in the garden – or is there? Spring will be here before you know, and it will be time to get back out to the garden for a little trimming of this and that. Take the […]

Lessons in Managing Stormwater

by Tom Damm Schools planning field trips to teach students about stormwater pollution may not have to travel far.  For many, the lesson is right outside their doors. School buildings and grounds are potentially big conveyors of stormwater as rain washes over their roofs, parking lots and other hard surfaces, picking up pollutants before chugging into storm drains that empty […]