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Help Land Park look good with volunteer corps

Get some exercise and help William Land Park look good. Saturday morning, the Land Park Volunteer Corps will pull weeds, trim bushes, clean ponds and spread mulch in its efforts to revitalize Sacramento's huge city park. Maintenance of the 167-acre p...

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Yucca Do summer sale

Yucca Do summer sale

Yucca Do in Giddings, Texas is one of the premier succulent nurseries in the country. Owner Carl Schoenfeld and Wade Roitsch have made many collecting trips to Mexico and other countries and have introduced selections (especially agaves) that nobody e...

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Pesticide Watch celebrates a Pesticide-free environment at Fruitridge Elementary School

Pesticide Watch celebrates a Pesticide-free environment at Fruitridge Elementary School

Pesticide Watch celebrates and remembers their annual accomplishments in a Pesticide-free environment at the Fruitridge Elementary School Community Garden. This slide show reveals the luscious ...

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Agaves revisited

Jul 1, 2012
Agaves revisited

It’s been a year and a half since I blogged about my favorite agaves. All of the varieties I described then are still among my favorites (some are included in this post as well) and many others have joined the collection. While I didn’t set out to...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Eureka! It’s a (Lemon) Boy!

Eureka! It’s a (Lemon) Boy!

Vine Ripening Stupice TomatoesIt's getting to be that time of year where things really start to pop in the Bird Summer Vegetable Garden. That long awaited garden harvest is starting. And that most treasured of summer crops, heirloom tomatoes, are slowl...

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Porcupine tomato

Jun 30, 2012
Porcupine tomato

I still remember the first time I saw a porcupine tomato (Solanum pyracanthon or Solanum pyracanthum). The vivid orange spines looked so vicious but at the same time irresistible. I simply had to touch them and when I did, I was surprised. As lethal as...

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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Big Springs Gardens in full bloom near Sierra City

Seeds: Big Springs Gardens in full bloom near Sierra City

The beauty of Big Springs Gardens near Sierra City bridges a gap for many visitors.Painters and photographers are making the long trek up Highway 49 again this summer to capture one perfect moment, maybe more. They set up their easels or trip...

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Awake at the Whisk
Why you should eat a local diet

Jun 28, 2012

In Sacramento, only 2% of what’s grown locally is consumed locally. Meanwhile, the average supermarket food travels 1,500 miles from farm to fork—a 25% increase since 1980. The recent locavore [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...

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Rules for Living la Vida Locavore

Jun 28, 2012

It’s easier to view locavorism as a lifestyle rather than a diet. Diets are time-bound, one-off, intensive commitments that are fleeting. Lifestyles stick around for, well… life. These ‘rules’ are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

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Garden Inspiration: A Visit to Worth’s Paradise in Mill Valley

Jun 28, 2012
Garden Inspiration: A Visit to Worth’s Paradise in Mill Valley

Worth’s Paradise is the third garden I visited a few weeks ago as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program. It was actually the first garden I toured but since I took more photos there than at any of the others, it took me a while to go t...

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