The New Year typically gives us a chance to reflect, look back, take stock, assess how we did, and resolve to do better. This past year has brought challenges like never before for all of us. The desire to look [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]