Sustainable Ventura (pure water radio)

A Smart Garden, a nursery located in Downtown Ventura, was founded with the goal of sharing the joy of gardening and environmental sustainability. PureWaterRadio talks with owner Cari Vega about how to grow a smart garden.

For more information on A Smart Garden, Visit: asmartgarden.com

Find out about Ventura Water's Free Gardening Classes, here.

Direct download: PureWaterRadioASmartGardenCari.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

In July 2017, Ventura Water purchased a NO-DES  (also known as a Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System) Truck, which cleans pipes without the need for flushing. Find out how this new system, will save Ventura 10 million gallons of water per year! In this PODCAST, Host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to Ventura Water's Management II Analyst Craig Jones about the truck and its many benefits.

 

Visit: VenturaWater.net and SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: Ventura_Waters_NO-DES_Truck.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 3:19pm EDT

             

Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa shares more "95 Ways to Save" water this summer (and throughout the year!). This PureWaterRadio podcast is hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer. For more information about Ventura Water's programs, events, rebate and water news, visit:  VenturaWater.net

Direct download: More_95_Ways_to_Save.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT

            

Smart irrigation and smart controllers in your landscape can save you a lot of money as well as help the sustainability and preservation of our community. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa and Environmental Services Assistant, Collin Boyes, share great water-saving landscape and irrigation tips and talk about the FREE controllers and irrigation tools being offered by the City of Ventura. For more information, visit: VenturaWater.net

Direct download: Smart_Controllers_Save_Water.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

From June 1 - August 31, 2017, Ventura Water wants to know how YOU save water! Ventura Water has partnered with 95.1 KBBY and 100.7 KHAY on the "95 Ways to Save Water During the Days of Summer" campaign. Residents can win prizes when they share their tips! In this PODCAST City of Ventura Environmental Specialist, Haili Matsukawa speaks with PureWater Radio Host Maryann Ridini Spencer and shares information about the campaign and some of the 95 ways to save water. Find out more, LISTEN to this PODCAST and visit:  VenturaWater.net

Also visit: VenturaWater.org

Direct download: Summer_2017_Campaign_PODCAST.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

4-H Sustainable You! Camp, for children ages 9-12, takes place this year June 19-23, 2017, 9:00 am to Noon at UC Hansen Agricultural Research & Extension Center, 14292 W. Telegraph Road (Briggs & Telegraph Road) in Santa Paula. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa shares more about the camp's programs and activities. Learn what it means to be sustainable through fun activities based around five major themes:  Land, Water, Food, Air, and Energy. (Deadline to register is June 2, 2017). PureWaterRadio is hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer.

Get more information & Register: http://harec.ucanr.edu or call (805) 525-9293.

Visit: VenturaWater.net

 

Direct download: 2017_Sustainable_You_Camp.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

City of Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko invites all City of Ventura residents to make their "pledge" to enter the 2017 Mayor's Challenge to win prizes and to help make the City of Ventura the MOST WATER WISE City in the United States. Pledge to conserve water and energy April 1-April 30 at mywaterpledge.com! It's as easy as 1-2-3. In 2016, the City of Ventura Placed #1 and we want to hold that position. WATCH this VIDEO & visit: CityofVentura.net/water/mayorschallenge

WATCH Mayor Nasarenko's YouTube Message, click here.

Direct download: Mayors_Challenge_2017.aif
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

The City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division and Ventura Water offer free educational presentations to all local K-12 schools, after-school and pre-school programs.  These interactive educational programs teach students about natural resources, solid waste management, recycling, waste reduction strategies, and water conservation.  All presentations are tailored to specific grade levels and standards-based. In this PODCACAST, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa talks about the programs for 2017.

     Visit: CityofVentura.net/GreenSchool                      

Direct download: Green_School_Programs_2017.aif
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

City of Ventura's NEW 2017 Gardening Class Series

Beginning February 2017, the City of Ventura presents NEW Gardening Classes consisting of seminars and workshops once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Environmental Specialist Haili Matsukawa shares information about this popular series, which is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with an RSVP.

To find out more about the 2017 Gardening Classes and to REGISTER to reserve your place for classes and workshops, visit: VenturaWater.net and navigate to the Gardening Classes Icon.

Direct download: 2017_Gardening_Classes.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

Water Preparedness for Emergencies

In this segment of Pure Water Radio by Ventura Water host Maryann Ridini Spencer speaks with Craig Jones, Ventura Water Management Analyst II, about preparing for water emergencies during times of El Niño and other natural disasters.

For more information on water preparedness, CLICK LINKS BELOW:

CityofVentura.net

VenturaWater.net

Ventura Water's Disaster Preparedness Brochure (PDF)

ReadyVenturaCounty.org

VC Alert Sign Up



Direct download: WaterPreparednessforEmergencies.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

Filmmakers:  Submit to Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival TODAY

The 5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival, presented by Ventura Water, is an important initiative that highlights our relationship with water:  How we look at it, how we use it and how we share it. 

In this PureWaterRadio PODCAST host Maryann Ridini Spencer speaks with Rachael Shapiro, Project Manager for Water: Take 1 about the submission process, the types of films filmmakers can submit, filmmaker awards ($1500 Grand Jury Prize and other awards) and more!

Filmmakers interested in submitting their water-themed films, 5 minutes or less in any genre, should do so at watertake1.com by Friday, December 16th, 2016, 11:59 PM (PST).  Audience voting is encouraged until Monday, January 16, 2017, 11:59 (PST).

Also visit:  watertake1.com, venturawater.net and venturawater.org


Read more at http://purewaterradio.libsyn.com/#mEk2T1bWIYtWeDru.99
Direct download: WaterTake1FilmFestivalSubmissionProcessPODCAST.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

Preparing for El Niño with FREE sandbags

Sustainable Ventura News talks to City of Ventura Public Works Supervisor Chris Palmieri about preparing for El Niño. Chris shares some great tips as well as information on the FREE sandbags available to City of Ventura residents.

For more information on FREE sandbags, CLICK HERE.

Visit:  SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: ChrisPalmieri_Winter_Rain_Preparedness_PODCAST.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

Hey, Ventura What's Your Shower Song?  Post it to Facebook.com/VenturaWater

LISTEN to this short RADIO COMMERCIAL find out more about Ventura Water's "Hey Ventura, What's Your Shower Song?" campaign to find out about how you could WIN a COOL PRIZE! 

Visit Ventura Water's Facebook page at, facebook.com/venturawater and post your favorite shower song!  Help SAVE WATER and have FUN!

To watch the Sustainable Ventura Video News Story on "Hey Ventura, What's Your Shower Song?" CLICK HERE.

Direct download: City_of_Ventura_SHOWER_Produced_by_Bill_Michaels1.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT

FREE Water Wise Classes Start March 7, 2015

Beginning Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10:00am-11:30am, Ventura Water, The City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division, Ewing Irrigation and Green Thumb International/Ventura, present FREE Water Wise Classes.

Water wise classes, which are FREE and open to the public, will be held at the City of Ventura’s Sanjon Public Works Maintenance Yard (336 Sanjon Road) or at Green Thumb Nursery (1899 South Victoria Avenue).

This year’s array of exciting classes presented by esteemed industry professionals, promote efficient water use in landscapes, protection of our local water supply, reduction of green waste production, and information and appreciation of climate-appropriate, native plants. Attendees also have the opportunity to mix, mingle, network, and enjoy complimentary refreshments before and after all class presentations.

March 7: Water Wise Gardens (Sanjon) – Rethink the traditional American lawn when you learn about gorgeous turf alternatives and native, climate appropriate plants. In this class, you’ll also find out how to convert your spray irrigation to drip! RSVP: https://waterwisegardens.eventbrite.com

April 11: Composting & Vegetable Gardening (Green Thumb) – Find out how to create a healthy biology for your lawn in order to encourage water CPR (conservation, permeability, retention). Discover how to create a potent compost tea and the many ways to encourage beneficial insects into your garden. RSVP: https://compostingvegetables.eventbrite.com

May 2: Graywater & Rainwater Harvesting (Sanjon) – It’s so easy. Learn how to set up a laundry-to-landscape graywater system as well as how to install a rain garden (and rain barrel) to capture precious water. RSVP: https://graywaterrainwater.eventbrite.com

June 6: Control Your Controllers (Sanjon) – Irrigation Scheduling 101 – Everything you always wanted to know about how to set and operate your smart controller and keep up with the latest water compliance codes and restrictions. RSVP: https://irrigationcontrollers101.eventbrite.com

Space is limited, so RSVP for your place TODAY!

 

 

For more information, call (805) 652-4501 and ask for Jill Santos and/or to REGISTER for the FREE classes, visit:  CityofVentura.net/Water/Landscape

Direct download: New_FREE_Water_Wise_Classes.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

The New California Water Wise Yard

If you haven't already recognized the "new normal" California landscape, shifting from resource intensive, turf-centric landscapes to something truly "green," such as an Ocean Friendly or Native Garden, there are a number of things  you can do to drought-proof your landscape and make it mores sustainable.  In this PODCAST, Sustainable Ventura News' Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill Santos about water wise gardens.  Visit:  SustainableVentura.TV and CityofVentura.net/water/landscape

Direct download: The_New_California_Water_Wise_Yard.mp3
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

FREE Waterwise Gardening Classes starting Saturdays, September 14, 2013, 10:00-11:30am

In this "Sustainable Ventura" podcast host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Jill Sarick, about the upcoming FREE Waterwise Gardening Classes beginning Saturdays, starting September 14, 2013, 10:00-11:30am.

For more information on the classes and to sign up, visit: CityofVentura.net/water/landscape or call Jill at (805) 652-4501.


Brought to you by Ventura Water, Aqua-Flo and Green Thumb International Ventura.

Also Visit:  SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: FREE_Waterwise_Classes.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

Grasscycling - Good for your Lawn & the Environment!

In this "Sustainable Ventura" podcast host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Divsion about grasscycling.  Grasscycling is great for your lawn and the environment!

Also Visit:  SustainableVentura.TV

Direct download: Grasscycling.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 11:28am EDT

Wonderful Roses for your garden:  Less Toxic Pest Management

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer about wonderful roses for your garden. Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management.  For other Eco-friendly tips and more, Visit:  sustainableventura.wordpress.com

Direct download: Roses.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer about beautiful, natural lawns. Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management.  For other Eco-friendly tips and more, Visit:  sustainableventura.wordpress.com

Direct download: Lawns_July_12.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

Managing Spiders in your home and yard the less toxic way!

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer about naturally managing spiders in your home and yard.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management.  For other Eco-friendly tips and more, Visit:  sustainableventura.wordpress.com

Direct download: SpidersPodcastUSE.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

Healthy Gardens and Natural Pest Management

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer about naturally managing pests with a healthy garden.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management.  For other Eco-friendly tips and more, Visit:  sustainableventura.wordpress.com

Direct download: HealthyGardens.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer about Controlling mosquitoes in your yard.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management.  For other Eco-friendly tips and more, Visit:  sustainableventura.wordpress.com

Direct download: Mosquitos.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 8:22am EDT

Whiteflies: Less Toxic Pest Management in Your Garden

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer about Whiteflies in your garden.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management.  For other Eco-friendly tips and more, Visit:  sustainableventura.wordpress.com

Direct download: Whiteflies.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Aphid Management in Your Garden

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer about Aphid Management in your garden.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management.  For other Eco-friendly tips and more, Visit:  sustainableventura.wordpress.com

Direct download: AphidsUse.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 9:39am EDT

Ant Management in Your Home & Garden

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer about Ant Management in your home & garden.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management.  For other Eco-friendly tips and more, Visit:  sustainableventura.wordpress.com

Direct download: RayAntsuse.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

Weed Management in Your Garden

Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division, talks to Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer about Weed Management in Your Garden.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management.  For other Eco-friendly tips and more, Visit:  sustainableventura.wordpress.com

Direct download: RayWeedsUse5thpod.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

Controlling Snails & Slugs in Your Garden

 Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer chats with Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division, about Controlling Snails and Slugs in Your Garden.  Ray offers great tips and techniques for less toxic pest management.  For other Eco-friendly tips and more, Visit:  sustainableventura.wordpress.com

Direct download: RayNonToxicGardeningSnails.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 3:12pm EDT

Office Composting

Sustainable Ventura's Maryann Ridini Spencer chats with Ray Olson, Manager, City of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability Division, about Office Composting. Ray offers great tips and techniques on how to be more sustainable by composting your lunch and snack scraps to create wonderful organic material for your garden.  This practice is a great help to the environment by keeping trash out of the landfill!  For Eco-friendly tips and more, Visit:  sustainableventura.wordpress.com

Direct download: Composting.m4a
Category:Pure Water Radio -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

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