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Orange County Rose Society to address benefits of earthworms in gardening

Orange County Rose Society presents Kathy Monge, our current President and long time member, addressing “Vermiculture, The Cultivation of Earthworms.” She’ll address the benefits of raising earthworms and usin...
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Coastkeeper launches SmartScape service to help Orange County lower water use

In response to the most severe drought in California’s recorded history, Orange County Coastkeeper introduces its SmartScape services to consult on resource-efficient landscaping that features drought-tolerant plant desig...
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Volunteers sought to build fire-safe demonstration garden

Anaheim Fire and Rescue invites volunteers to help build a fire-safe demonstration garden on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Anaheim Fire Station Number 10, 8270 East Monte Vista i...
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HB Community Garden to give free “HomeGrown Tomatoes” presentation

The Huntington Beach Community Garden invites you to attend a free presentation, “HomeGrown Tomatoes,” with Dave Freed. Dave has been researching, educating, and helping other backyard farmers grow tomatoes for years. He wi...
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Great Compost Giveaway returns to Anaheim

Anaheim’s very popular Great Compost Giveaway is back, and residents can receive up to 60 gallons of nutrient-rich compost for FREE. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 11 at Honda Center, in parking lot #5...
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Not too hot, not too cold: April gardening tips

April offers an ideal gardening climate in Southern California. With hot weather ahead, gardening enthusiasts should take advantage of April’s mild temperatures and longer days, says Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of e...
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OC Animal Care seeking owner after dog attacks two horses

OC Animal Care is investigating a dog involved in an attack on two horses in O’Neill Regional Park on March 27, 2015. The horses were being ridden on Live Oak Trail at approximately 12:45 pm. The equestrians reported that bot...
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Seal Beach Animal Care Center to sponsor “Back in Black” Month this April

It is a sad fact that wonderful black dogs and cats linger far too long in animal shelters, merely because their fur is the “wrong” color. Whether the reason is superstition or something else, it is heartbreaking to...
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Coastkeeper Garden to demonstrate how to grow strawberries year round

The Coastkeeper Garden will share the secrets of successful strawberry growing at its free workshop on April 4. Orange County’s Strawberry Expert Julie Baudin Davis will demonstrate how to choose, plant and care for this deli...
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2015: Year of Soils—How to prepare your soil for spring planting

The United Nations declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils and the California Compost Coalition has launched a healthy soils campaign to help spread the word. Residential gardeners can institute their own healthy soils...
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March means spring planting season begins in Southern California

March 20 is the first day of spring, but southern California gardeners can start planting their spring garden earlier in the month as warmer weather and longer days take hold, says Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth...
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Anaheim Fire & Rescue urges residents to test smoke alarms

This weekend, residents are encouraged to do more than just turn their clocks forward one hour on Sunday morning. Anaheim Fire & Rescue encourages residents to review the Department’s Home Safety Visit Program information...
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Seal Beach Animal Care Center celebrates St. Catrick’s Day with five-dollar felines!

On Saturday, March 14, the Seal Beach Animal Care Center will hold its fourth annual St. “Catrick’s” Day adoption event — the adoption fee for cats will be slashed to five dollars! This annual adoption e...
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Westminster man to be arraigned on animal abuse charges

A man is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow on animal abuse charges for allowing his dog to become entangled in the backyard, causing the dog to chew a part of his own leg off. Samer Samir Ibrahim, 23, Westminster, is charged w...
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