Garden Against Fire!

Landscaping for Wildfire ProtectionThe Los Gatos Library will host an online class, Landscaping for Wildfire Protection

Coming up Thursday, September 24th from 6-7pm Pacific.

Does your garden fight fires? With fire season growing longer and fiercer each year with devastating losses, you might be wondering what you can do to lower risks and protect your property against wildfires. Especially if you live near one of the Bay Area’s beautiful greenspaces! Join the Los Gatos Library with speaker Barbara Hunt, UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, to learn about how wildfires spread and how to landscape to protect your home, from hardscapes to fire-resistant plants. This is a free lecture aimed at California homeowners but open to all.

For more information and the Zoom link, please view the event page.

Join the event on Facebook and set a reminder.

Want to learn more about fire in Los Gatos? Check out some of my other posts on this topic:

Los Gatos Fire Risk

Wildfire Evacuation Route Signs Being Installed (2016)

Fighting Fire With … Wine

A History of Los Gatos Fires and the Los Gatos Fire Department

Los Gatos Library Celebrates Its 1st Anniversary Feb 10 – 16, 2012

February 05, 2013

Happy First Anniversary to the Los Gatos Public Library! Festivities run from February 10th to 16th, 2012. They are outlined on the town’s website via this pdf – please click for all the details:

Doesn’t it seem like it was just yesterday when we had the ground breaking ceremony for the library?



Los Gatos Library Construction Update Online

January 24, 2011

The new Los Gatos public library is being built and you can peek in at the contruction online via the town’s web page for this huge undertaking.

You can already get an idea of the size by looking at the live webcam.

View a slideshow of the renderings of the new library online (windows media player file).

Perhaps most fun of all is the time lapse slideshow of the library’s construction: have a look!

Kudos to the Town of Los Gatos for letting all of us keep track of the progress without having to visit in person.  Fabulous work!