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GARDEN CONSULTANTS

Mike Letteriello
Native Plant/Xeriscape Consultant, Long Beach
letteriello@charter.net
562-439-6002 (home)
562-481-5216 (cell)
Mike is a highly experienced native-plant gardener and consultant with
close to 20 years experience. He has worked with Long Beach Schools to create
natural habitats that stimulate environmental learning. He also works
with residential customers, especially those do-it-yourselfers who
yearn to yank their water-guzzling landscaping and install a
water-thrifty native home landscape. Contact Mike for fees and
services.

T's Space, Urban & Suburban Space Transformation
ts_space@yahoo.com
www.tspaceonline.com
Specializing in native & edible gardens to create whimsical & playful gardens that invite butterflies, birds and your neighbors to feast. Certified master gardener with 10 years of sustainable gardening experience and training through the Peace Corps, El Dorado Nature Center, National Wildlife Federation and other environmental organizations.

GARDENERS/GARDENING SERVICES   

Any progressive gardeners who incorporate earth-friendly practices? These would include: gas-free mowers and leaf blowers, organic fertilizers, lawn-alternatives, natural pest control, drought-tolerant plants, California natives, knowledge of composting and mulching, familiar with vermiculture, etc.
Send info to: lbgreenguide@gmail.com

GARDENS

Here are some gardens in Long Beach that provide a respite from the hectic world. Enjoy meandering paths, colorful flowers, shady trees—and most of all, peace and quiet.

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach CA 90840
Japanese Garden site:
www.csulb.edu

Rancho Los Alamitos, Historic Ranch and Gardens
6400 Bixby Hill Road
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 431-3541
www.rancholosalamitos.com

Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd.
Long Beach 90807
(562) 570-1755
www.rancholoscerritos.org

GARDENS/COMMUNITY

Long Beach Organic
(562) 438-9000
www.longbeachorganic.org
Long Beach Organic, Inc is a 501c nonprofit dedicated to turning vacant land into organic community gardens. Currently, LBO manages five gardens and is in the process of matching potential vacant land with potential community gardeners. If you have a desire to get involved with community gardening, please contact LBO via the website and leave your name, street address and desired contact information and you will be placed on the citywide garden waiting list.

GARDENS/EDIBLE (BACKYARD)

Ben's Edible Garden Service
Long Beach/Signal Hill
www.farmerbenjamin.wordpress.com

Judy's Homegrown
Rancho Palos Verdes
www.judyshomegrown.com

GARDENS/SCHOOL

California Integrated Waste Management Board
School Gardens page:
www.ciwmb.ca.gov

California School Garden Network
www.csgn.org

Life Lab (Santa Cruz, CA)
Life Lab Science Program is a nonprofit organization that helps schools develop gardens where children can create "living laboratories" for the study of the natural world.
www.lifelab.org

Starting a School Garden
The Edible Schoolyard, Berkeley, CA:
www.edibleschoolyard.org

GIFTS/GIFT BASKETS

T's Space, "Not run of the mill"
ts_space@yahoo.com
www.tspaceonline.com
Handmade & personalized gift baskets, jewelry, soy or beeswax candles & organic herbal products. Unique gift baskets custom made to order with quality and unique products. Presented in exotic & natural packaging. Great for romance, special occasions, baby/bridal showers, marriage, ladies night out, being single. Be creative and create your own theme.

GIFT SHOPS/GREEN/FAIR TRADE

Fern's Garden, "Ethically Made Craft for the Home & Garden"
5308-B E. Second Street
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 434-6425
(800) 759-0871
www.fernsgarden.com

GLOSSARY/GREEN

EverybodyGreen.com (NY) provides a page on their website that offers
definitions of terms commonly used in the "green" movement:
www.everybodygreen.com

GONDOLA RIDES

Gondola Getaway
5437 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach
( 562) 433-9595
www.gondolagetawayinc.com

GRAFFITI REMOVAL PROGRAMS

City of Long Beach:
www.longbeach.gov

GRASSCYCLING

City of Long Beach pages:
www.longbeach-recycles.org
www.longbeach.gov

GREEN HOME STORES

In Orange County:
The Road Less Traveled
2202 1/2 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: (714) 836-8727
www.roadlesstraveledstore.com

Check out these stores in other cities:
www.eco-terric.com (San Francisco)
www.livingreen.com (Culver City)

GREEN PARTY

Green Party, Long Beach

Contact: Dorothy Kemeny, (562) 429-7521

www.cagreens.org/longbeach

GREEN PRODUCTS

Erin Stevenson
Company: Green Irene
Contact: erin.longbeach@greenirene.co
www.greenirene.com/erinlongbeach
Eco-consulting to help people green their homes and offices. Also offers Green Business Bureau Certificates for Businesses and interactive national green certification.

Go Green SWAT Team
Info@GoGreenSWATTeam.com
888-607-4478
www.GoGreenSWATTeam.com
Go Green SWAT Team provides Eco-Consulting for homes and businesses. We work one-on-one with clients to help them become more environmentally friendly and implement Go Green Programs in their home and at work. We have done all the work and research for you, simply call us and allow us the opportunity to come into your home or office and we will start helping you with various ways to reduce waste, save water, cut electricity, and reduce overall utility bills. Visit www.GoGreenSWATTeam.com to find a local eco-consultant in Long Beach.

GREENSCAPING

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website contains much
valuable information. Here's a page on "How to GreenScape."
www.epa.gov

Greenscaping for Homeowners, EPA page:
www.epa.gov

GREEN SCHOLARSHIPS

 

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