“Ask a Master Gardener”

From Engineer to Master Gardener: NAVFAC Pacific Employee Serves Community Selflessly (Photo credit: NAVFAC)

Would you like to know what is knocking out your Knock Out rose? Why the bloom is off your lilac? Do you have tomato trouble? The lavender blues? Are you eager to learn about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices? And, would you like to help share these with the community? In either case, the Master Gardener program may be for you.

If you need to have a plant or insect identified, a plant disease diagnosed, or just a gardening question answered, then “Ask a …read more

Really Simple Ways To Go Green


Inspired by Real Simple magazine’s readers sharing the “little ways they’ve gone green,” I collected my friend’s and family’s day-to-day efforts to be more environmentally-responsible:

Demetria Barrett – Limits the amount of garbage she produces by scrutinizing items going into her trash can. Rob Dickerson – Eliminates disposable take-out containers by not taking restaurant leftovers home. Transforms and revitalizes second-hand furniture documented on her blog, Decorum DIYER. Erin Drumgoole – Shares that her family’s “Paperless Kitchen,” exhibited in her Getting Greener blog post, is still going strong! Kristy Gizinski – Reuses bags, bottles and plastic containers. Kathleen Holmes – Repurposes …read more