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Lydia O'Connor

Some Landscapers Are Helping Drought-Stricken California By Ripping Out Water-Guzzling Lawns For Free | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green

In California, a lush lawn is something of a status symbol -- but its upkeep uses a lot of water. Now that the drought-stricken state is under mandato...

The "Elephant in the Room" Garden Tour

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

All across Southern California, the elephant in the room is the water-thirsty garden mammoth that stunts biodiversity. Let's make history by becoming a city that makes enlightened choices to live more in harmony with our natural surroundings.

Expo Line Landscaping Lunacy

Lisa Novick | Posted 07.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

Many people, including those at the MTA, seem to think that native landscaping is a small cosmetic issue. It is not. Like recycling, landscaping with native plants is at the heart of sustainable living and nature conservation.