Grow Your Own California Native Food

Learn about CA native food plants you can grown in pots

Nettle cream soup

Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden, Native Foods on the Small Side

Torrance is a great city in which to live. The city has many programs for individuals, families and kids.  One of Torrance’s great treasures is the Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center, one of the last marshlands in the area, and great natural habitat for birds, small animals and plants.

Learn about California native food plants for containers in this Saturday’s class, which is part of the free Native Plant Gardening series at Madrona Marsh Nature Center in Torrance.

Instructor: CSUDH Professor Connie Vadheim

Saturday, March 5, 2016
10:00 a.m. – Noon

Madrona Marsh Nature Center
3201 Plaza Del Amo
Torrance, CA 90503

After the presentation, Connie will lead the class through the nature center’s native plant garden to illustrate key points and inspire further discussion. Handouts are included.

This class is best for adults.

Free! Donations are greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
Friends of Madrona Marsh website.

New Torrance Listing:
3002 Softwind Way

Listed for $864,900

3 Bedroom 2-Level Home on a cul-de-sac near De Portola Park

Tucked away on the end of cul-de-sac near De-Portola Park in the desirable “Country Hills” tract of South Torrance. First time on the market, with the best floor-plan available. All of the bedrooms are upstairs. The master suite is huge with 3 closets and private bath. The other 2 bedrooms are Jack and Jill style sharing a full bath between them. The main floor features large living room with formal dining room adjacent to the kitchen. The kitchen is open to the large family room with plenty of room to dine and entertain. Family room has fireplace, wet bar and sliding door that opens onto the patio. Kitchen is loaded with counter space and cabinets. Exterior of the home was recently painted. Large lot features big side yard areas as well as a rear patio. Newly paved driveway and 2 car attached garage with direct access to house. Enjoy award winning Torrance schools. Close to shopping. Home for the holidays!

Call Lucy Garber at (310) 293-4866 to see this home!

Torrance Home Back on the Market: $519,900

2007 W. 186th Street, Torrance 90504
Between Van Ness and Western.

Beautifully remodeled inside from top to bottom.  A MUST SEE listed for $519,900!

3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, 1,198 square feet, built in 1955.
Corner Lot across from Park.

Go to my Featured Listings page or the MLS listing for more information and call me at (310) 293-4866 to view the home!

5 Torrance Hillside Victoria Knolls Homes for Sale

2511 Brian Avenue, Torrance, CA

Victoria Knolls is a very desirable neighborhood located south of Pacific Coast Highway off of Crenshaw Blvd. Because there are only 2 access streets to Victoria Knolls, Crest and Dalemead, homeowners do not experience through traffic, making it a very peaceful neighborhood. Yet, it is conveniently located to nearly everything you need: shopping, restaurants, movies, banking – Victoria Knolls has a Walk Score of 85! Take a stroll down for a cup of coffee or breakfast in the morning and read your paper. In the evening, walk down for dinner and a movie in just a few minutes. 3 groceries stores located minutes away. At the top of Victoria Knolls’ Crest Road is their own neighborhood park Alta Loma with a view overlooking the city.

There are 5 homes on the market in this Hillside area. Average Hillside Home Sale Price over last 9 months: $565,000

2511 Brian Avenue – Listed for $610,000

3 Bedrooms / 3 Baths
1,246 sq. ft.
MLS # V12069637
Pictured above, this single level home has a panoramic view of the city lights. Pristine hardwood flooring throughout. The roof is approximately 5 years old.

$639,135 Loftyview Drive: 4 Bedroom / 2 Bath; 1,826 sq. ft. single-family home in foreclosure (auction)

$613,208 Dalemead Street: 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath; 1,766 sq. ft. single-family home in foreclosure (auction)

$532,000 Faircross Street: 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath; 1,747 sq. ft. single-family home in foreclosure (notice of default)

$427,606 Brian Ave: 2 Bedroom; 1 Bath; 956 sq. ft. single-family home in foreclosure (auction)

Call me to see these homes. Lucy Garber (310) 293-4866.

New Listing: 1307 W. 169th Place, Gardena 90247

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac where Pride of Ownership prevails! This house is the total package. An open floor plan with 4 bedrooms,3 bathrooms and a 3 car garage. One bedroom and full bath on the main level.

Picture this…the double entry doors open to the large living room with it’s vaulted ceiling, stately fireplace and formal dining room. The kitchen is positioned between both eating areas and is open to the family room and yard. Great spot in the heart of the home where you can be a part of the action while cooking and keep an eye on the yard through the wall of glass.

Master suite is amazing… large with sitting area, tons of closet space, bathroom and private deck. The other two bedrooms upstairs are “Jack and Jill” style and share a bath between them. Brand new roof just completed. 3 car garage has brand new roll up doors with automatic openers and work shop/craft room. There is also a separate laundry room.

Only a few blocks from great shopping, South Gardena park and Gardena Willow Wetlands Preserve.

Price: $499,900
2,048 sq. ft.
Built: 1969
ML# S12046675

Call Listing Agent Lucy Garber at (310) 293-4866 for a private viewing.