Alison Clary
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The Many Faces of Irrigation

Irrigation is the artificial application of water to plants in areas where there is insufficient rainfall, which definitely applies to our area of the country! There are various long-term systems…Continue

Started May 30

When in Drought, Get a Grip on Drip

After the heavy flooding and storms in 2017, Governor Jerry Brown declared California’s five-year drought officially over last April. As a result, coverage of water conservation in the media waned,…Continue

Started Mar 31

 

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The Many Faces of Irrigation

Irrigation is the artificial application of water to plants in areas where there is insufficient rainfall, which definitely applies to our area of the country! There are various long-term systems that will supply water to your landscaping throughout the year. If you are going away on vacation this summer, you may also be looking for shorter term, self-watering methods for your indoor and container plants.For an excellent overview on different water-wise methods up close and in person, check out…See More
May 30
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Apr 30
Alison Clary posted a discussion

When in Drought, Get a Grip on Drip

After the heavy flooding and storms in 2017, Governor Jerry Brown declared California’s five-year drought officially over last April. As a result, coverage of water conservation in the media waned, water districts cut back on rules and restrictions, and some residents (particularly on the southern coast) amped up their water use again (see graph at bottom). This year, the Bay Area had a very dry winter and people pined for another “March Miracle,” just like when storms in 1992 launched the end…See More
Mar 31
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Prune Like A Pro!

Although we’re deep into winter and summer fruit may not be at the forefront of our minds, January and February are the ideal months to tend to the fruit trees in your yard as well as the best time to plant a few new varieties.Timely trimming makes your trees stronger and more disease resistant, and it stimulates new growth…See More
Dec 26, 2017
Tina King Neuhausel replied to Alison Clary's discussion Make It A Mindful Holiday
"Thank you for this wonderful message Alison!"
Dec 6, 2017
Alison Clary replied to Tyler Snortum-Phelps's discussion Look Who's Taking Action: Winter Farmer's Markets (Plus Yummy Pasta Recipe!)
"This looks delicious. I'm gonna try it! Thanks."
Dec 5, 2017
Alison Clary replied to Kerry Rivers's discussion 10 Gift Alternatives for the Holidays
" I've been stumped on gift ideas and there are some great ones here! Thank you."
Dec 5, 2017
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Make It A Mindful Holiday

‘Tis the season of Black Fridays, Cyber Mondays, and “Shop ‘til you drop,” but that doesn’t mean you have to partake. No one can control what others do or say, let alone holiday commercialism, but we do have the power to choose how we react. Here are eight tips for bringing mindfulness to your holiday season:1.…See More
Nov 28, 2017
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Rain Catchment Workshop Re-scheduled for a Second Chance! November 5, 10am - 12pm

There are so many reasons to harvest rainwater. The obvious one is that water is more precious than ever, especially in California during drought, and rain is a freebie! The trick is to learn how to harness and store rain so you can use it as needed. Rainwater catchment systems are the answer! They can be simple or complex and…See More
Oct 30, 2017
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Prevent "Fatbergs": Take Your FOG To Central San

It’s that time of year again when we tend to overindulge in holiday eating. And just as we worry about “clogging our arteries” with fatty foods, we should think twice about clogging our plumbing with kitchen grease. Even after composting bones, skin, and kitchen scraps, we may think nothing of pouring excess grease into the sink…See More
Oct 25, 2017
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Rainwater Collection Workshop: A Second Chance With New Date!

There are so many reasons to harvest rainwater. The obvious one is that water is more precious than ever, especially in California during drought, and rain is a freebie! The trick is to learn how to harness and store rain so you can use it as needed. Rainwater catchment systems are the answer! They can be simple or complex and…See More
Oct 18, 2017
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Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center Sesquicentennial Celebration at Rodger Ranch Heritage Center

October 12, 2017 at 6pm to November 3, 2017 at 5pm
Join us at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center for music, champagne, cake, and appetizers to celebrate our 150th anniversary!See More
Oct 12, 2017
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Free Rain!

There are so many reasons to harvest rainwater. The obvious one is that water is more precious than ever, especially in California during drought, and rain is a freebie! The trick is to learn how to harness and store rain so you can use it as needed. Rainwater catchment systems are the answer! They can be simple or complex and…See More
Sep 27, 2017
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The Joy of Canning

Don’t miss Sustainable Contra Costa’s final class in their Sustainable Summer Series, “Home Canning and Preserving,” on Thursday, September 21, 10am – 12pm. Taught by canning expert Jennifer Brennan at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, this workshop is an in-class demonstration of canning procedures, with a focus on jam making. Take home tips, resources, and recipes along with a jar of delicious, homemade jam. For more information or to register, go …See More
Aug 28, 2017

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