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2014 Garden Bloggers Fling plant haul

2014 Garden Bloggers Fling plant haul

Sometimes it’s easier to start at the end. Before I begin posting about the gardens and nurseries we visited during the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling in Portland, Oregon, I want to introduce you to the plants I brought back.

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You are invited to the Vanguard 8th Birthday Party (July 30)

Jul 16, 2014
You are invited to the Vanguard 8th Birthday Party (July 30)

You are invited to the Vanguard 8th Birthday Party Celebrate and JOIN US as the Vanguard raises money to launch Vanguard 4.0 in September Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Drinks and Santa Maria Style Tri-tip Dinner (and vegetarian options) University Park Inn, Conference Room 1111 Richards Blvd, Davis, Ca Featuring...

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You are invited to the Vanguard 8th Birthday Party (July 30)

Jul 16, 2014
You are invited to the Vanguard 8th Birthday Party (July 30)

You are invited to the Vanguard 8th Birthday Party Celebrate and JOIN US as the Vanguard raises money to launch Vanguard 4.0 in September Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Drinks and Appetizers University Park Inn, Conference Room 1111 Richards Blvd, Davis, Ca Featuring Special Guest Speaker: Dennis Conaghan (invited) Executive...

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2014 Garden Bloggers Fling preview

2014 Garden Bloggers Fling preview

I just got back from five jam-packed days in Portland, Oregon, attending the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling. We visited private and public gardens, nurseries, and even Timber Press, one of the world’s preeminent publisher of gardening, horticulture and natural history books. The organizers went above and beyond to create a...

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Poplar Farm, Summer

Jul 16, 2014
Poplar Farm, Summer

Driving home from eastern Washington took us past the hybrid poplar farm in Boardman, Oregon.  Of course I had to stop again for an abstract summer version of this farm.  I took a very similar photo in early April when the leaves where a ligh...

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State Adopts $500 Penalty for Water Waste As UCD Study Warns Of Crippling Economic Hit

Jul 16, 2014
State Adopts $500 Penalty for Water Waste As UCD Study Warns Of Crippling Economic Hit

On Tuesday, the State Water Resources Control Board, in response to the ongoing severe drought took the unprecedented step of approving “an emergency regulation to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or other enforcement.” The agency put a fine of up to...

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State Adopts $500 Penalty for Water Waste As UCD Study Warns Of Crippling Economic Hit

Jul 16, 2014
State Adopts $500 Penalty for Water Waste As UCD Study Warns Of Crippling Economic Hit

On Tuesday, the State Water Resources Control Board, in response to the ongoing severe drought took the unprecedented step of approving “an emergency regulation to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or other enforcement.” The agency put a fine of up to...

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Council Quashes Advisory Vote, Appoints Subcommittee, Prepares to Move Forward on Innovation Parks

Jul 16, 2014
Council Quashes Advisory Vote, Appoints Subcommittee, Prepares to Move Forward on Innovation Parks

Council moved quickly on Tuesday to rescind efforts to put an advisory vote on the ballot following the letter from RAMCO withdrawing their request for an advisory vote. The council appointed Rochelle Swanson and Robb Davis to serve on the ad hoc council subcommittee. The subcommittee, part of Robb Davis’ motion from last week,...

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Council Quashes Advisory Vote, Appoints Subcommittee, Prepares to Move Forward on Innovation Parks

Jul 16, 2014
Council Quashes Advisory Vote, Appoints Subcommittee, Prepares to Move Forward on Innovation Parks

Council moved quickly on Tuesday to rescind efforts to put an advisory vote on the ballot following the letter from RAMCO pulling out of their intent. The Council appointed Rochelle Swanson and Robb Davis to serve on the ad hoc Council subcommittee. The subcommittee, part of Robb Davis’ motion from last week is charged...

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Council Passes New Water Rates, Will It be Good Enough to Satisfy Critics?

Jul 16, 2014
Council Passes New Water Rates, Will It be Good Enough to Satisfy Critics?

The Council quickly passed the staff recommendation to “Accept the Water Rate Cost of Service Study prepared by Bartle Wells Associates (BWA) dated July 2014, subject to minor modifications,” “Approve the water rates for a five year time frame that can be included in a notice to customers for raising water rates in accordance...

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