News & Updates

August 19, 2016

Devil Mt. Nursery’s WUCOLS-based “Drought Devils”

We’ve been working with Devil Mountain Wholesale Nursery for several years now from plant labeling to professional trainings. Rooted in San Ramon in the East Bay region, with an additional 100 acres near Lodi, California, Devil Mountain knows California and what kind of plants work and don’t work. There is a common misconception that the […]

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August 5, 2016

Bay-Friendly Lead Trainer, Jennifer de Graaf, on “Drought-Tolerant”

Here in California, we frequently use the term, “drought-tolerant” to refer to plants that are supposedly low water use. But what does “drought-tolerant” mean? Is a “drought-tolerant” plant actually happy in a drought? Our lead trainer for the Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional training program, Jennifer de Graaf, dissects this term using WUCOLS and water use classifications, […]

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July 22, 2016

Curing the Environment through Gardening

We have been thinking a lot about food forests here at ReScape as we expand our programs statewide. Urban landscapes have the potential to conserve water,¬†provide habitat for wildlife, nurture the soil–ideas that we have been teaching in the Bay Area for the last 7 years. Gardens can be healing green oases in our otherwise […]

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