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If Only She Would Have Taken a Shorter Shower

If Only She Would Have Taken a Shorter Shower

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Desert Garden Community Day 2019 | What to Know about the Annual Coachella Valley Event

Desert Garden Community Day 2019 | What to Know about the Annual Coachella Valley Event

Coming soon – on Saturday, October 26th from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm, it’s the Desert Horticultural Society of Coachella Valley’s 14th Annual Desert Garden Community Day! This free event will be held at UCR Palm Desert, in collaboration with UCR and UC Master Gardeners, and will feature clinics, demonstrations and exhibits.

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Dress Up Your Tap Water With Fruit and Herbs

Dress Up Your Tap Water With Fruit and Herbs

When it comes to staying hydrated and quenching your thirst – there isn’t anything as healthy, eco-friendly and affordable as water.

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Tales From Beyond the Drain

Tales From Beyond the Drain

If you think dish duty is scary – you should see some of the things that come out of public sewer pipes!

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Desert Community Garden Day 2019 is coming October 26

Desert Community Garden Day 2019 is coming October 26

On Saturday, October 26th from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm, the Desert Horticultural Society of Coachella Valley is proud to present the 14th Annual Desert Garden Community Day. The event will be held at UCR Palm Desert in collaboration with UCR and UC Master Gardeners. Desert Garden Community Day is a free event for the community, and features clinics, demonstrations and exhibits. This year’s theme is ‘Grow Natives’ will address community questions on everything from desert adapted plants, saving water, and creating space for native wildlife. Your friends at CV Water Counts will be there too. Don’t miss it!

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Two Dozen Vegetables to Plant by mid-October in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley

Two Dozen Vegetables to Plant by mid-October in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley

Here are a variety of vegetables, legumes and herbs that will do well when planted by mid-October in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, listed in order of their harvesting periods:

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What Would Happen if You Didn’t Drink Water?

What Would Happen if You Didn’t Drink Water?

What would happen if you didn’t drink water? Ted-Ed’s Mia Nacamulli explains.

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Skip overseeding this fall and save

Skip overseeding this fall and save

Homeowners, HOAs, businesses and golf courses are encouraged to skip overseeding this fall. Overseeding has been a longstanding practice in the Coachella Valley, but is unnecessary and can be wasteful. For those who still want to overseed, you can successfully do it without increasing irrigation if you follow Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Overseeding Without Wasting Guidelines listed below. Grass should take about 30-60 days to mature from the date of seeding when using this water-efficient method.

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Are you prepared for an earthquake in the Coachella Valley?

Are you prepared for an earthquake in the Coachella Valley?

Earthquakes are a fact of life in Southern California and our region has experienced a few recently. Being close to fault lines means we must be prepared. After a major earthquake, the water and sewer system could be unusable. Since getting water or sewer back online could be take a good deal of time, you should have water ready for drinking, cooking and hygiene.

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