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Green Real Estate Blog--I write about what inspires and enlivens me, plus some of the things you can put into action right now to create a healthier life for yourself and your family and hopefully the planet. I encourage you to begin.

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2009 

Berkeley's Own The Gardener on 4th Street in Berkeley installed a new potting shed/studio. It's purpose: arranging cut flowers, planting succulent arrangements with help from the expert staff and just getting your hands dirty. It's the Gardener way of "Social Networking" with their clients. What...
Posted about 5 years ago
  Up you go! Up the garden path to theweather beaten wood paneled cottage.Original Craftsman hand painted beams, in the three room home. Out of time, one could almost picture Virginia Woolfe on a visit to Berkeley, enjoying this rustic cottage.Then back into time and down the garden path you go.
Posted about 5 years ago
This house once held Bernard Maybeck's Packard.  He designed and had it built when La Loma was still a country lane and he could drive up into the front door, which are now connecting French doors.It is the perfect size for a pied-a-terre, a secret hideaway where you unplug your laptop and turn o...
Posted about 5 years ago
For Sunday March 1st, 2009I am at 6851 Aitken in Montclair, Oakland. It's supposed to be a torrential downpour, so I'm not sure who will visit, but I will be there from 2-4:30pm.Happy house hunting in the rain! Just for fun check out the Maybeck cottage at 1471 La Loma. This space was originally...
Posted about 5 years ago
The National Association of Realtors is (finally) Going Green! I've been pleasantly surprised to discover that my new brokerage, The GRUBB Company promotes Green Real Estate with it's agents and clients. Our Broker, John Karney is a marine biologist by training and is well founded in the science ...
Posted about 5 years ago
What Are They and Why Should We Care? There are over 87 species of wild bees in and around Berkeley. These are not even the hiving bees that we are familiar with but bees that live singly in old wood and other wild places they can find to shelter. These bees are the workhorses of food pollination...
Posted about 5 years ago
Have you considered Kensington? Kensington, located just north of Berkeley is a charming hillside community with many view homes. With a good community school and a year round farmer's market, this neighborhood boasts pride of ownership with a small town feel. The town center has a community bul...
Posted about 5 years ago
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All this rain has me thinking about my garden. This year I'm dreaming of huge pumpkins to sit on the front porch this fall. Crazy shapes and rich orange colors. My son carefully turning them towards the sun. I will plant tomatoes, zucchini, hot peppers and tomotillos, lavender for the bees and h...
Posted about 5 years ago
Drought Conditions Reinvigorate the Greywater Debate in Berkeley Greywater: Waste water from lavatories, showers, baths and sinks only. This water can be stored in special equipment and may then be used to water lawns, gardens or other relatively benign non-potable uses such as groundwater rechar...
Posted about 5 years ago
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Green Real Estate "Going Green is a Practice, Not a Perfect!" I encourage you to begin.