Happy New Year, San Diego. Use less, pay more

Posted on | January 6, 2010 | 2 Comments

San Diego celebrated the New Year with a water rate hike. That said, may every one greet it with the same civic mindedness of Groksurf’s San Diego. As that leading Southern California water blog observes, water in San Diego is still cheap.

To that this website can only add: Few counties enjoy such a good network of conservation educators. Click here for listings of events from the San Diego chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

For a steady stream of advice and inspiration from two of the county’s distinguished garden writers, try the websites of fellow Los Angeles Times contributors Nan Sterman and Debra Lee Baldwin.

Update: Groksurf’s editor George Janczyn shot in an e-mail a day after this post appeared commending Lost in the Landscape, the website of San Diego artist Jim Soe Nyun. To this haul of contacts, another commenter (see below) says don’t forget the San Diego online conservation forum Stand for Less.

And if you haven’t heard of it, or visited it, by all means look into the Water Conservation Garden and its programs at Cuyamaca College.

For region-wide dry garden events for Southern California, click here.

This post has been updated.


2 Responses to “Happy New Year, San Diego. Use less, pay more”

  1. Jim Breitinger
    January 7th, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    Great post. Don’t forget the STAND FOR LESS Web site too! http://www.standforless.com



  2. lostlandscape (James)
    January 8th, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    Woo hoo–New rates to go with the New Year! Thanks for all the useful links–and thanks for the link, too!

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