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

Free Distribution of Water Saving Devices ~ Friday, August 7 Santa Clara Valley Water District

Water dropFrom 10:30am to 2:30pm on Friday August 7 2015, stop by the Los Gatos Public Library to pick up your free water saving devices courtesy of the Santa Clara Valley Water District.  If that date doesn’t work for you, you can go to the Gilroy Public Library on Thursday, August 6 or the Mitchell Park Libary in Palo Alto on Wednesday Aug 6 during the same hours.

The SCVWD is giving away shower timers, aerators, low flow shower heads, hose nozzles, moisture meters, buckets to collect shower water, and more.  It’s free, so stop by and increase your water savings!

Los Gatos Public Library is located at 100 Villa Avenue, Los Gatos, adjacent to the Civic Center and close to Los Gatos High School. Beat the drought, conserve water, and get a helping hand from the water district!

Learn more at http://www.valleywater.org/droughtgear/