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VIDEO: Oak Park Community Garden Bringing Locals Together

Aug 13, 2016
VIDEO: Oak Park Community Garden Bringing Locals Together

Oak Park Community Garden, located at 3733 Broadway brought locals out for an evening of fun to plant fall veggie seeds, share some food, and enjoy each others company.

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Mediterranean Delight…with lots of succulents

Mediterranean Delight…with lots of succulents

At the Garden Conservancy’s East Bay Open Day on July 30, I visited two gardens. The first one, Casa de Sueños, was a tropicalesque fantasy on a 1-acre lot in the Oakland Hills. The second one, only 15 minutes away in Piedmont, was very different both in...

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….Zucchini Festival ?

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Aug 11, 2016
….Zucchini Festival ?

Living outside of the big city has it's benefits. Small towns usually have all sorts of summer events....such as our town's Historic Society's Car Show......the coming up soon
2016 Ms Cherriette Pinup Pageant at the Dry Creek Ranch House...... and then there is my favorite:

Rio Linda Grange #403‎ Zucchini...

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Wednesday Vignette: funny fungus at the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Wednesday Vignette: funny fungus at the Ruth Bancroft Garden

I recently took two friends from San Francisco to the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, my favorite public garden in Northern California. I only snapped a handful of photos since I was too busy talking, but the most interesting pictures were … of fungi. Not just any fungi, the most fantastical...

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The Natomas Farm
…I am fig itching to teach you a trick

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Aug 9, 2016
…I am fig itching to teach you a trick

I was doing some reading on history the other day.....and I came across a picture. It was truly amazing. There are two Egyptians harvesting Figs without gloves or long sleeve shirts.Oh.....I suppose I need to fill in the reader here about harvesting F...

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Summer evening

Summer evening

We spent last weekend with my mother-in-law in the town of Mount Shasta in far northern California (about 45 minutes south of the Oregon border). Saturday morning was magical, as chronicled in this post. By late afternoon, billowy clouds had begun to build up in the sky, and we decided...

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Summer morning

Summer morning

We’re at the height of summer: two months down, two to go. I’ve been so busy with work this year that the first half of summer has zoomed by in a blur. The four days we spent in the mountains of the Eastern Sierra with our Australian friends? It feels like...

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Exotic paradise in the Oakland Hills: Casa de Sueños

Exotic paradise in the Oakland Hills: Casa de Sueños

Last Saturday, July 30, was another Garden Conservancy East Bay Open Day. I enjoy visiting private gardens I would otherwise not get to see, and I’m glad the Garden Conservancy returned for the second time this year to the Berkeley/Oakland area. Due to time constraints I was able to...

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The Natomas Farm
………..we offer free harvesting

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Aug 2, 2016
………..we offer free harvesting

We have three grow seasons here at the farm. At the end of each season....we offer free harvesting to all....of what is left on the ground. This past few days....has created many happy folks as they carried out the found treasures. Special thanks to...

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Desert Garden at The Huntington: New World

Desert Garden at The Huntington: New World

In my previous post I covered the Old World section of the Huntington Desert Garden. It’s located near the top of a rise, adjacent to the Desert Garden Conservatory. From here the land gently slopes downward towards the New World section. On a cold night, the temperature difference between the...

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