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VALUED CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS+

Is it ever hot! Looking to find some cool, some beauty, some room to move? The LA Times’ Lisa Boone curated a list of 15 Best Places to Find [Tree!] Shade in LA. We hope to see you when we are out for our wanders!

Stay cool. Stay safe. Be well. Take care of one another. We love you.

 
Sincerely,
Cassy and Kirk

LATEST NEWS+

At every turn, we see the ability of LA’s authentic beauty to protect, connect and restore us.
 
 

By Cassy Aoyagi: This well-known Mandeville Canyon home and garden have been hiding since 2018 when home-hardening and garden renovations amplified their wildfire readiness.

See it on the first annual USGBC-LA Firewise Property Tour now, along with the remarkable Malibu landscape of Studio of Environmental Architecture’s David Hertz. Take the Tour
 
 
 
 

By Isara Ongwiseth: Tours move fast, and why take notes when you can enjoy the beauty? Here are the key steps we took to mitigate fire danger on each side of the Mandeville Canyon home. See More
 
 
 
 

Redfin. By Alison Bentley: With the summer season in full swing, you might be wondering what you can do to maximize any outdoor space you have. There are plenty of simple patio ideas you can incorporate to enjoy the great outdoors at home, whether you have a balcony, patio, or small garden. Get Tips

 
 
 
 

SUSTAINABLE TIPS+

Looking for a high-impact maintenance project? Clearing clutter is one of the simplest things we can do to mitigate fire risks and protect home value.

Realtor.com. By Jennifer Kelly Geddes: Americans are gardening with abandon right now. This has lead to serenity, sustenance—and a whole new category of clutter! There’s one item that could solve that problem. Read More

See our Summer Maintenance Checklist for more tips.

 
 

July 2020

LATEST NEWS+

Explore Mandeville Canyon
Get Our Step-By-Step Notes
Maximize Patio Space
 

UPCOMING EVENTS+

Harness Nature, Improve Health
Firewise Facts and Fiction
 

SUSTAINABLE TIPS+

Organize Garden Clutter
 

BLOOMING NOW+

Elderberry
Margarita B.O.P
Nevin’s Barberry
Wooly Blue Curls
 

TEAM UPDATE+

All Hands, No Meeting
 

UPCOMING EVENTS+

USGBC-LA‘s annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo will be online and open to the community August 22. Join us to discuss:

Harness Nature, Improve Health

Firewise Facts and Fiction

 
 

BLOOMING NOW+

In blooms and berries, July gives LA the blues.

Elderberrypotent cold syrup, and, while Nevin’s Barberry’s berries are not blue, the birds they attract are!

Meanwhile, transfixing Margarita B.O.P. Penstemon feeds our hearts.

See more July Blooms.
 

 

TEAM UPDATE+

We Love This Team

In a normal year, we’d be updating our all-team photo with Lesly Hall Photography this month.

We’ve not been all-together or hand the joy of working side by side in too long! Looking forward to seeing all these faces in one place again.

 
 

CONTACT FORMLA+

Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi, Principals: Cassy@formlainc.com

Mark Britten, Production Manager: Mark@formlainc.com

Oscar Ortega, Maintenance Manager:
Oscar@formlainc.com


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