DIY your home

Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2013 by Home_and_Garden

Furniture Makeovers Here are some awesome books for making your house a home: Learn how to transform wooden furniture with painting techniques. This book is full of easy to follow instructions and wonderful project ideas for inspiration. Home design ideas from the couple behind the blog YoungHouseLove. You'll find lots of fun creative ideas for people with a lot of style but not a lot of budget. . . . more »

California grown: the benefit (and fun!) of creating your own edible garden!

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 by Home_and_Garden

California Fruit and Vegetable Gardening There are few things more delicious than freshly grown produce. From incredibly crisp lettuce to tree-ripened apricots to moist, crunchy carrots...enjoying a mouthful of flavor straight from the ground is enchanting! So why is it that so many of us eat produce that has been shipped for weeks from around the world and has lost most of the luster it had when it was freshly . . . more »

No More Mowing! An Alternative to Lawns

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Home_and_Garden

California Native Gardening Have you ever thought about replacing your water-hogging, high-maintenance, pesticide-laden lawn? I have and I plan to do something about it. Would you like to create an earth-friendly, natural habitat while reducing water-use and maintenance? I know it sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. The California native garden may be the answer for you. Do you want to know more? It is . . . more »

Welcome to the Home and Garden Page

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by Home_and_Garden

Welcome to the Home and Garden page! Are you a do-it-yourselfer? Do you need ideas before hiring a contractor? Do you have a green thumb or wish you did? Well, the library has a wealth of resources for you. Our team shares the same sense of accomplishment and joy when working on home and garden projects. We hope to provide information that you will find . . . more »


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