Friday, September 25, 2009

Green Living by Janet Marchant: Greening Alameda's Prairie

Alameda has always been known for its beautiful swathes of open grasslands. I recently discovered a new grassroots community group whose goal is to continue this tradition through education and advocacy. They are committed to uniting public agencies, businesses, schools and residents in the restoration of a culture that values grasses.

Now, I've always been a fan of cultivating Kentucky bluegrass wherever possible, indoors and out, and I marvel at prize specimens like the lofty blades in the photo above. That's why I jumped at the chance to join Friends of Alameda's Prairie. Our group does public outreach and education on proper sod selection, sprinkler placement, fertilizer application, weed control, and tips on promoting the preservation and maintenance of existing grass and the planting of more grass in Alameda.

If you wish to get further information, give us your feedback or join us at our monthly meetings, please write to me, Janet Marchant, c/o Roger Grumbel at We welcome and encourage your participation!

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