A new survey by a British charitable organization underscores the vital role that gardens play in relieving stress during times of high anxiety, isolation, and uncertainty. Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, our friends across the pond found solace in their beloved [...]
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What a fun hour participating in a virtual Town Hall on "Gardening in a Pandemic". Many thanks to Irvine council member, Farrah Khan, for hosting and to Irvine middle schooler, Matthew Changg, who was my co-presenter. We shared the basics [...]
Landscape Architecture Students Deliver High Quality Design Concepts for a Great Park Botanical Garden
On May 13, 2020, the Coalition wrapped up a semester-long collaboration with Cal Poly Pomona Department of Landscape Architecture with a super Zoom presentation of the top six project designs. Despite a pandemic that closed campus and required a quick [...]
When the sun is shining bright and the heat is on, we can simply hide away in our air-conditioned home, soak in the pool, or splash in the ocean. Plants, however, are stuck under the harsh rays of the sun [...]
We, gardeners, tend to focus on vegetable gardens, and with good reason - nothing beats the rich taste of homegrown tomatoes and vegetables. But consider the benefits of devoting some space in your vegetable garden to cut flowers - being [...]
Not surprisingly with all that is going on, many of us may have forgotten that March 19th was the first day of Spring. This year, we can celebrate it in a new "virtual" way. Now more than ever, as [...]
City life can be stressful, but there are relaxing places where you can get back to nature in Orange County. One day we look forward to wandering through a beautiful Botanic Garden at the Great Park. Meanwhile, here are three [...]
The Coalition is collaborating with Cal Poly Pomona Department of Landscape Architecture on a cool student learning project. Students from this diverse and highly respected program will apply the foundational elements they’ve been taught in a studio design course using [...]
Today is a good day to hug a tree, in fact, what better way to celebrate Arbor Day? Our universal love of trees explains why almost every country in the world celebrates its version of Arbor Day and like each [...]
Besides the first day of spring on March 19, March signals the start of daylight savings, occurring this year on March 8. That extra hour in the evening is a great time to tackle some garden chores, or even better a chance [...]