Sustainable Ventura's podcast (pure water radio)
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