Five things you can do help the planet

April 22 is Earth Day – a time to reflect on what you can do to help protect the planet, beginning in your own back yard.  Here are five things you can do: Grow your own fruit and vegetables. You’ll cut down on fuel used to transport food.  Compost kitchen and garden waste. You’ll make …

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Bug-Eating Bats Help Control Garden Pests and More!

Being bugged by pesky mosquitos or moths? Want some help reducing their numbers?  Encourage bats to hang around!  Often having the undeserved reputation of nighttime villain, these furry, winged mammals are beneficial to the environment. They consume huge numbers of night-flying insects, pollinate plants and disperse seeds. As long as they’re not roosting under your …

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Protect your pets!

It’s National Pet Day and time to think about our beloved animals as they roam around the garden. Are there possible hazards lurking? Pesticides that may harm them? Here are some things to consider: Weed and feed products for grasses are usually applied across the entire surface of the lawn. Those tiny particles contain fertilizer …

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It’s National Groundwater Awareness Week

Hard to think sometimes, that the things we may do or use in our yards can end up harming nature, including our precious water supply.  It’s National Groundwater Awareness week, highlighting the importance of preserving and protecting groundwater resources for drinking, bathing, recreation, agriculture, medical uses, and much more.  While Marin doesn’t rely on groundwater …

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