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MBBG to Donate Books to New Library
Written by Julie Gonella   
Monday, 07 September 2015 00:00

Look for these new books on sustainable gardening coming soon to the new Manhattan Beach library, located at 1320 Highland. MBBG will be making the book donations as a means of encouraging and assisting the public to conserve landscape water in an Earth-friendly manner.

1. Natural Enemies Handbook, the Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest Control by University of California division of agriculture and natural resources

2. Designing with Succulents by Debra Lee Baldwin

3. Ceanothus by David Fross & Dieter Wilken

4. Re-imagining the California Lawn: Water Conserving Plants, Practices, and Designs by Carol Bornstein, David Fross, Bart O'Brien

5. The Jepson Manual - Vascular Plants of California by Bruce G. Baldwin, Douglas H. Goldman, David J. Keil, Robert Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti, and Dieter H. Wilken

6. Landscape Plants for California Gardens by Bob Perry

7. Wildflowers of the Eastern Sierra and adjoining Mohave Desert and Great Basin by Laird R. Blackwell

Written by Julie Gonella   
Friday, 13 March 2015 07:45

Title: Madrona Marsh Earth Day Fair sponsored by ExxonMobil, 2015
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Contact: Madrona Marsh Admin 
Location: Madrona Marsh is located at 3210 Plaza Del Amo in Torrance.

Learn more at -

Celebrate Earth Day by attending this free Fair sponsored by ExxonMobil at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. Environmental Educators will be here exhibiting 
and will each have a booth. A food truck will be on-site to purchase lunch. Live animals, turtles to adopt, music, crafts and docent led tours are just some of the fun events happening at the fair. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.  

Written by Julie Gonella   
Friday, 13 March 2015 07:37

MBBG is building for a new tool shed, but not just any shed. In keeping with our mission of resource conservation education, this shed will demonstrate 
solar power, graywater use and rainwater harvesting.

Constructed of corrugated metal and wood, it will hold more tools for MBBG volunteers and the design will improve access to them.

MBBG thanks Chevron for a generous donation towards the project, as well as local architect Chris Conway who donated his time and skill creating the innovative design. We are presently seeking final contributions totaling $10,000 and plan to begin construction this year.

Please send donations to:
MBBG - Tool Shed Project
P.O. Box 1156
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267

City of Manhattan Beach “Tools to Create Your Own Sustainable Garden”
Written by Julie Gonella   
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 06:11

City of Manhattan Beach “Tools to Create Your Own Sustainable Garden”
Please read and pass these 6 great tools on to your neighbors and local friends:

2014 Composting and Worm bin Classes at MBBG
Written by Julie Gonella   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 07:04

2014 Composting and Worm bin Classes at MBBG
Saturdays 10-11am
May 3, July 12, October 18
No need to sign up, just come.

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