like Facebook follow Twitter watch YouTube subscribe RSS Feed
Tag Archives | west los angeles

We can’t eat all this honey without you!

JOIN US this Saturday for our 2ND ANNUAL HONEY TASTING and help us pick this year’s winners ? 

http://www.facebook.com/events/176160899175521/
http://www.meetup.com/HoneyLove/events/72446912/

Read full story · Posted in Uncategorized

TONIGHT: West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council voted in
SUPPORT of URBAN BEEKEEPING in Los Angeles 
?!!!
 

LA Neighborhood Councils that officially support our urban beekeeping motion so far: 
1. Mar Vista (11/8/11) 
2. Del Rey (12/8/11) 
3. Greater Griffith Park (1/17/12) 
4. South Robertson (1/19/12) 
5. Silver Lake (3/7/12) 
6. Hollywood United (3/19/12) 
7. Atwater Village (4/12/12) 
8. West Los Angeles (6/27/12)
 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN OUR PETITION TO LEGALIZE URBAN BEEKEEPING IN LOS ANGELES!! (you do not need to live in LA to sign)

Read full story · Posted in Uncategorized

Pesticides (from the Ocean Friendly Gardens - book

Pesticides, like other residential flotsam, are swept off our properties during periods of rain and over-irrigation. These pesticides pose a threat to aquatic life and ground water supplies. Yet every landscape has pests: unwanted weeds, bugs, and animals. How you perceive and manage these pests determines, in part, the amount of pesticides swept off your property. A gardener practicing CPR may be more lenient with some pests, may seek less toxic alternatives for others, and may change the composition of their landscape to deter particularly destructive and determined pests.

Listed below are a variety of plants that either repel unwanted bugs, or attract beneficial insects, all of which reduces the need for pesticides.
Yarrow, Ornamental Allium, Chives, Angelica, Southernwood, Wormwood, Borage, Coreopsis, Cilantro, Buckwheat, Garlic, Lavender, Lemon balm, Pennyroyal, Spearmint, Rosemary, Blue Elderberry, Santolina, Mexican Marigold, Marigold

[click here to view the original post on ofg.surfrider.org]

Read full story · Posted in Uncategorized