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VALUED CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS+

As hot as it has been, this month has been really cool to us!

We are so grateful to the Westside USGBC-LA steering committee for inviting Cassy to discuss how authentic foliage protects LA. The discussion with these extraordinarily knowledgeable professionals re-invigorated us!

We were also overjoyed to see so many of you posting about our need to discourage pesticide use at our schools. We have long refused and discouraged use of Round-Up out of concerns for the health of our clients, teams, and Monarch survival. We too want to know The Kid is safe from these hazards when back at school!

Last but not least, the news that beach rewinding has succeeded in restoring butterfly habitat makes our hearts flutter!

We hope you had a similarly uplifting month and look forward to seeing you at upcoming events!

Sincerely,
Cassy and Kirk

LATEST NEWS+

It’s been hot. LA is still a cool place to be.
 
 
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By Cassy Aoyagi:  Ice Plant dominated LA’s beach scene for years. It’s about time we kick her to the curb and in favor of blooms who love us as much as we love them. Read More
 
 

WHAT TO EXPECT+

We’ve never had dog days of summer quite like these. Stay cool, and do what you can to give your natives a rest too.


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Blooming Now

Think you just want to stay in the AC? There are so many reasons to head outside! For inspiration, check out who is Blooming Now!

 

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Sustain Your Garden

LA’s beach beauties from Seaside Daisy and Beach Strawberry to Coast Dudleya will thrive throughout LA, but, like us, they need shade and hydration. Keep water at the root or soil level, as wet leaves more easily burn.

Think you have a native that needs resuscitation? It’s possible she just needs a nap.

To keep your garden at its best, check our Summer Maintenance Checklist for our month-by-month to-dos.

 
 
 

August 2018

LATEST NEWS+

Ice Plant vs. The Beach

UPCOMING EVENTS+

Descanso Gardens
Huntington Gardens

WHAT TO EXPECT+

Blooming Now
Sustaining Your Garden

TEAM UPDATE+

Westside USGBC
Cassy Earns SITEs AP

UPCOMING EVENTS+

September 8: Life Saving Garden Strategies, Descanso Gardens

October 11: Fire-Wise Garden Design, Huntington Library

See More Events

 

 

TEAM UPDATE+

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Build for Resilience

Cassy and Kirk joined the Westside USGBC-LA steering committee for a vibrant discussion of how the unbuilt spaces in our city can aid our wildfire, flood, slide, economic, environmental and social resilience.

This unique group of green builders truly value the resilience of LA! They also have the know-how to deliver greater health, safety, equity and beauty to our city. More Photos

 

 

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Congratulations Cassy!

Cassy Aoyagi is now one of only 32 SITEs accredited professionals in California. This credential builds upon the sustainable construction expertise she earned as a LEED accredited professional credential.

The U.S.Green Building Council endorses SITEs standards for landscapes to complement the Leadership in Environmental Design (LEED) standards that inspire healthier, lower-impact buildings world-wide.

 
 

CONTACT FORMLA+

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

Mark Britten, Production Manager: Mark@formlainc.com

Sam Souhrada, Maintenance Division Manager:
Sam@formlainc.com


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