Eco Garden Expo 2016!

        Contact: Marianne Taylor Phone: 949-606-6386 Email: GOIN NATIVE TO HOST ANNUAL ECO-GARDEN EXPO THIS APRIL (SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA) As California’s drought continues, a grassroots group in beautiful Orange County’s historic San Juan Capistrano is teaching new ways to save water by beautifying your garden and home. Thousands of garden […]

Dirt Therapy: Redefining Fall Garden Maintenance with Fallen Leaves

As a kid growing up in Central California, our classic 1950s neighborhoods were designed with colorful avenue trees and distinctive large trees that would simulate an East Coast landscape. Our East Coast relatives used to laugh at us saying that California didn’t have any seasons—everything stayed green all year long. Not so, said my father […]

Dirt Therapy: Eating Seasonally—Reap the health benefits of local, seasonal produce

Dirt Therapy is a regular column by GNTG founder, Marianne Taylor, appearing in the Capistrano Dispatch Some of my favorite childhood memories in the fall were sitting outside under the large liquid amber tree at our home while munching on a tart Granny Smith apple. My mother would buy a crate of apples every fall, keeping […]

Dirt Therapy: People and Plants Thrive Together at the Eco Garden Expo

 Dirt Therapy is a regular column in the Capistrano Dispatch written by GNTG founder, Marianne Taylor “April showers bring May flowers” was once the childhood song sung by many in the past as spring approached. The song’s lyrics clearly no longer apply to Southern California. Welcome to our new normal—coming to terms with Mother Nature […]