Sustainability

The Conservationist Appeal of Pond Building

The act of pond keeping is a powerful thing, with an appeal that is broad and deep. Pond keeping can mean many different things to as many different pond keepers. We all have our own reasons for keeping a pond. As a pond professional, I tend to lean toward the romantic side of ponds when …

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‘Conservationist of the Year’ Embraces the Environmentalist Lifestyle

By Paul and Barbi Holdeman, Pond Gnome Picture it. Late August in St. Charles, Illinois at Pondemonium 2019 and our company, the Pond Gnome, had been nominated for Aquascape’s annual Conservationist of the Year award by the chief sustainability officer, Ed Beaulieu. When Ed presented the award and surprisingly called our name, my wife and …

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Video | How to Sell Natural Ponds and Permaculture Basics

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Spring is in the air and this video from Permaculture Artisans, a California pond builder, provides no signs of winter in this video shoot.  The overall theme presents tips on permaculture or natural designs via Erik Ohlsen of Permaculture Artisans, and for reasons why …

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Young Minds Gains Insights on Sustainable Outdoor Pond

A hands-on interactive outdoor pond is giving high school students a refreshing new way to examine the science of sustainability as they learn more about the past and present impacts of today’s world. The brainchild of science teacher Gillian Moberg, who was able to bring her idea of a living outdoor lab to life with …

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Mike Garcia

Up Close and Personal | Rainwater Harvesting in Los Angeles

Mike Garcia gives a peek at his rainwater harvesting system at his home in Los Angeles, as recent rains have filled his underground system with about 2,500 gallons of rain in a couple of days. Mike provides a tour of how this rain water is used in his beautiful pastoral backyard, which includes a pond …

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HNA 2015 Highlights

Events, workshops and conference sessions have been finalized for the hardscape industry’s largest trade show, Hardscape North America 2015. This year’s show will take place Oct. 20-23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. HNA 2015 offers many favorite events from previous years, including the Installer Championship and HNA Awards Recognition Reception, as well as …

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Breakthrough Nanotechnology to Greatly Reduce Pond Maintenance

It is not every day we come across a product that will save you so much time in your pond cleaning routine. Using the power of Diatoms a natural bio filter, Nualgi Ponds stimulates the growth of these microorganisms that give off O2 and consume C02 for healthier and happier fish. For the past year, …

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Ponds are Green and Drought Friendly

Water gardens and ponds are genuinely green; learn how to explain these eco-friendly spaces to your prospects and customers. Ponds are closed aquatic systems that require minimal replacement water, in general 50% less than lawns or gardens. Learn about the hidden benefits of our environmentally friendly industry

Rainwater Harvesting

The reasons why Rainwater Harvesting is gaining attention are many. As the economy tanked, pond manufacturers wondered what would become of the pond world. All of us worked so hard to get ponds into mainstream America. I say “Pond World” because we seem to have developed our own universe stemming from manufacturers, distributors, sales forces, the publishing world, contractors and of course, our customers.

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