How green is your home and garden?
PHOTO BY KIM COOLA thermostatically controlled solar pool heater uses the heat from the sun to keep Peg and Rick Magee's pool at 86 degrees.
PHOTO BY KIM COOLRick Magee's kitchen is lit during the daytime by solar tubes and at other times by LED lights, the only lights in the "sustainable" house.
PHOTO BY KIM COOLFrom the outside, the home of Peg and Rick Magee looks like any other home in the area. Rick is shown here.
PHOTO BY KIM COOLThe home of Abby and Tom Gage on Alhambra Road is in the process of being transformed into an edible landscape with fruit trees, spices, herbs, annual vegetables and more.
By KIM COOL
Editor’s note: Addresses in bold letters denote the gardens on the tour.
Being kind to Mother Earth can provide tastier food, energy savings and a good-looking yard.