Littoral. Syllabification: lit·to·ral. Pronunciation: litərəl. adjective: littoral. Definition: 1. of, relating to, or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake. "the littoral states of the Indian Ocean"…
When in drought: the California farmers who don’t water their crops
Manhattan Beach This 20-year-old community garden is a long-standing bastion of earth-friendly landscaping and important neighborhood wildlife habitat. Irrigated mainly with reclaimed water, the 2/3 acre property is planted with a colorful medley of mostly California natives with other attractive Mediterranean-climate plants that thrive in sandy soil and coastal conditions. A pondless waterfall, dry streambed, and composting toilet are just a few points of interest.
<p>Olive trees grow all over the San Fernando Valley. Native to the Mediterranean, missionaries planted them here in the 1800s. By now, they’ve virtually gone native, and some have gone wild. I’ve harvested and cured black Mission Olives growing in a dusty field, without the aid of irrigated watering. Olives …</p>
Located in the heart of the Cuchara River Valley in Southern Colorado, North Star Ranch is an exceptional state-of-the-art equestrian property. Comprised of 265 acres, this ranch features a 10-stall horse barn, a 110’ x 220’ indoor arena, an exquisite 4,048 sq ft Mediterranean-inspired home, guest casita and a remodeled homestead. Additionally, there are significant water rights to irrigate approximately 140 acres, plus great frontage on the Cuchara River.
4 tips for reducing water usage: Plants should be watered early in the morning for minimal evaporation. Set a timer for 5 - 8 am. More specialized irrigation systems that directly respond to local environmental data. We suggest the Solar Sync system by Hunter. Drip irrigation is the most efficient water conserving method and can be used with excellent results for plants and shrubs with low to moderate water requirements.
Olive Branches - Greek mythology and its iconography have far reaching influence throughout time. The Olympics and America's presidential seal show one of mythology's most prominent symbols, the olive branch. The olive tree was called liquid gold by Homer in The Odyssey. Its long standing value is estimated to have roots in Greece as far back as 3000 BC. It provides fruit, oil and wood and it has become deeply rooted in both history and literature.