Earth Day 2018 Celebration and Workshop

Join Smart Yards Co-op and Smart Yards Education Foundation in collaboration with Sacred Heart Community Service, Human Agenda and Downtown College Prep for Earth Day Celebrations. Together we will honor our planet, good food, fun activities and a Work That Reconnects workshop. Breakfast, lunch, child care, workshop and translation (English/Spanish) included. Save your spot by registering, Earth Day Registration

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Elizabeth Sarmiento
Happy World Water Day!

World Water Day provides us with the opportunity to focus our attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. In 2010, the United Nations recognized “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” However, 2.1 billion of people today are still living without safe drinking water.

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Elizabeth Sarmiento
Happy Winter Solstice 2018

Friends,

As we look toward lengthening daylight and a new year, we want to thank you for being part of our journey during the past three years.

2018 has been another inspiring year for the Smart Yards Co-op team and the Smart Yards Education board. It has been filled with fun, and educational experiences working with such an enthusiastic community committed to making a difference. We also celebrated our third annual Earth Day educational workshop, Our Watersheds, Our Yards: Greywater & Storm Rain Relationship with over 70 participants.

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Elizabeth Sarmiento
Celebrate America Recycles Day with us

Today is America Recycles Day. May we honor this day by not just recycling but by refusing, reusing and reducing any waste that may end up in our environment. Every year, Americans generate millions of tons of trash. Read more here. Much of the garbage and waste that is taken to landfills can be reused and recycled in many ways. To recognize this day, the Smart Yards team wants to share with you how we reuse various materials to create some features of our gardens. 


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Elizabeth Sarmiento
Urban Habitats

We are aware that urbanization poses a great strain on our fragile ecology and is rapidly consuming habitable lands from the wildlife. Our wastes and ways are not only polluting and contaminating our water, air and soil but also adversely affecting our ecosystem and human health. Moreover, most beneficial insects and pollinators are rapidly declining creating an imminent threat to our future food production

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Tips to prepare for El-Niño

California is already enjoying the full onset of El Niño and many may not know that this cool, wet season is an excellent time for a sustainable garden facelift. Here are some tips from Smart Yards Landscape Expert - Elizabeth Sarmiento to help you prepare and make the most of this bounty!

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Elizabeth Sarmiento