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The Drought is Getting Worse

It’s no mystery that we are in the midst of one of the most serious droughts that California has ever experienced. 81% of the state is now categorized in extreme drought or even worse than that. 3 months ago, that number was 68%.

This article from the LA Times conveys shocking information on the state of the drought, and photos that we should all take a few minutes to look at.


Designing a Water-Wise Garden

These days more than ever, it is important to save water in every way that we can. Since our gardens are a major source of water usage, we should make sure that what we plant will have a low impact on the environment.

Check out this Water-Wise Garden Design guide by Sunset Magazine to get some tips and insights on what to plant in your area to conserve water. If we work together, our impact will be huge!


Golden Gate Gardening

Are you looking to create a veggie garden in the Bay Area, but don’t know what to plant? Check out this wonderful book by Pam Peirce called, “Golden Gate Gardening, The Complete Guide to Year-Round Food Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area & Coastal California”, by Pam Pierce. Pam is a Bay Area garden guru, and has spent years studying the local climate while figuring out just what flourishes best locally. The only advice I can give you, is to have a some fresh soil and some pots ready, because after reading you’ll be inspired to get creative in your own space!

Be on the look out for more insights every week on the FYGN blog, and happy gardening!

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