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Monthly Green Tip – Composting

December 1, 2014 - Executive Director

While standing next to my compost pile this past weekend a friend remarked, “That’s some good looking dirt coming out of there.” And I could not agree more. Since starting my pile, I have routinely added kitchen scraps like egg shells, unused parts of fruits and veggies, and coffee grounds along with leaves, chicken and… Read more »

Weekly Green Tip: Nature Based Early Childhood Education

June 6, 2014 - Executive Director

Right now things are quiet here at Irvine Nature Center, but it must be the calm before the storm. Fortunately this storm is one of enthusiastic early childhood educators who will descend upon Irvine’s 116 acre campus for three days of lectures and workshops at our 3rd annual Nature Preschool Conference. We plan on hosting… Read more »

Weekly Green Tip – Invasives!

March 21, 2014 - Executive Director, Latest

I reached for the water bottle next to my bed a few nights ago to take a gulp of water before rolling over and going back to sleep. As the cool water passed over my lips I felt immediately that something was horribly wrong. My tongue sensed a solid where only liquid should be and my… Read more »

Weekly Green Tip – Last Year’s Resolution

December 20, 2013 - Executive Director, Latest

Many of us start thinking about resolutions as the New Year approaches, so I want to dedicate this week’s blog to that topic. We often resolve to lose weight, eat or drink less, quit smoking, or be better people. Sometimes we stick with these for a while, others are failures from conception. Last year I… Read more »

Weekly Green Tip – Summer Water Conservation

July 26, 2013 - Executive Director, Latest

We have been fortunate this summer with rain; something not always the case for this area.  In fact many of us can easily recall rock hard ground and soaring temps as the late July into early August norm.  With those conditions in mind, let me offer a few easy tips for reducing you water usage… Read more »