A San Luis Obispo-based company has developed an automated and open-sourced farming machine, the FarmBot. Cal Poly graduate Rory Aronson describes his invention as a “giant 3-D printer, but instead of wielding a plastic extruder, its tools are seed injectors, watering nozzles, plows, sensors and more.” Take a look at how the FarmBot works.
The Oak Haven Hardens near Arroyo Grande attract birds, bugs and other creatures, thanks to the thoughtful work put in by Tara Storke and her husband, Richard Gormley. The gardens are a palce to enhance your spiritual, physical, emotional and mental well-being, Storke says.
Actor Matthew Perry has listed his home in the Bird Streets of Hollywood Hills West for sale at $13.5 million. OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and wife Genevieve have put their updated home in the Trousdale section of Beverly Hills on the market for $12.75 million. Take a tour.
The Los Osos garden designed by Greg Smith and Karen Worcester reflects their many interests and world travels. He calls it “managed chaos," with plant communities from around the world flourishing side-by-side.
Glen and Melinda Forbes have transformed an Atascadero colony-era home's yard into a garden oasis, with a massive 100-year-old walnut tree in the front and fruit trees, rose gardens and flowering vines throughout.
Globe-trotting couple Neil Bankston and Lisa Patson decided it was time to settle down, so they built a 4,200-square foot custom home near Templeton for their retirement years. The house features a striking floating staircase, a gym and pool and a 2,100-bottle "wine retreat."
When Mary Peracca first moved to her home near French Park in San Luis Obispo, her front and backyards consisted of lawn, a few sycamore trees and some shrubs. Now her yard has become a guide for others who want to use cactus and succulents.
Debbie Lorenz and Brett VanSteenwyk, whose family is part-owner of Adelaida Cellars and whose various enterprises include Scientific Drilling, bought the historic 1903 Reid-Hamilton House in Paso Robles in 2011 and began restoring it. Repairs were extensive. The project nearly doubled the house to 3,350 square feet from 1,755 square feet.