Posts Tagged ‘sustainable gardens’

The Beach Cities are Smart Cities

I just recently read about National Geographic Channel’s Smart Cities program (The 2014 Traveler 50: World’s Smartest Cities), and I can’t help but think that the Beach Cities of Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach definitely fall into the category of Smart cities. Smart cities, according to the magazine, need a strong downtown center area, have […]

How “Hardscaping” Can Make Your South Bay Yard Amazing

Everyone loves a well-maintained frontage. But in the South Bay, it can be difficult to keep large, shaded, or just plain boring and old-fashioned lawns looking lush. We do live in an arid, semi-desert region, after all, and as the Beach Cities have become more sustainable-conscious, we are all trying to use less water and […]

Healthy Eating in Manhattan Beach

GrowingGreat ( is a local nonprofit in Manhattan Beach that is dedicated to helping children and adults make healthy eating choices. A big part of what they do is promote locally-grown, organic fruits and vegetables and place an emphasis on where our food comes from and how it impacts us as a community. On Saturday, July […]

Walk With Me In Polliwog Park!

Manhattan Beach’s Polliwog park is one of the highlights of the city. The large lake in the park is home to numerous ducks, geese and other birds, while the grassy areas are perfect for family gatherings, picnics, games…you name it. There are gazebos, tables, a barbecue area, play areas with slides, and a 9-hole disc […]

Sustainability in Manhattan Beach

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Were you aware of Manhattan Beach’s tendency towards sustainability? Do you know what sustainability means? Sustainability and green living is a lifestyle that reduces the impact humans have on the environment and the Earth’s resources so that human life can be better in the future. Sustainability can include changing the way we use transportation, energy consumption, and […]