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Hawaii: Driving the Red Road

Hawaii: Driving the Red Road

The Red Road along the southeastern shore of Hawaii is one of those fabled American byways. Called “one of the most scenic roads in the state of Hawaii” (1), it is so far off the beaten path that relatively few tourists venture here. When I read that it “takes you through...

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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Lessons of California’s drought from 1976

“What have you done to save water today?”

That leading question could be asked any day this year, but it’s an echo from California’s past.

On a poster hung in schoolrooms and kitchens across the state, that query came from 1976 and a public service announcement printed by...

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Hawaii: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is home to two active volcanoes: Mauna Loa and Kīlauea. At 323,431 acres it’s large park. Only a very small part of is accessible by car, but as you can see in this post, the places you can drive to are pretty fantastic.

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Hawaii: Uncle Robert’s night market in Kalapana

Hawaii: Uncle Robert’s night market in Kalapana

Entirely by accident, Wednesday turned out to be the day of the farmers market. After thoroughly enjoying the Hilo farmers market in the late morning, we went to the night market at Uncle Robert’s in Kalapana Village, about 20 minutes from our house in Pahoa. It had been highly recommended, and in...

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Hawaii: Hilo farmers market

Hawaii: Hilo farmers market

This morning we went to the farmers market in Hilo, the largest town on the east side of Hawaii. In 2012, Huffington Post rated it as one of the ten best farmers markets in the U.S. What was particularly interesting for us was the huge selection of tropical fruits we...

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The Natomas Farm
……stand up for change….voice aloud.

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Jul 23, 2014
……stand up for change….voice aloud.

A few years ago I was reading an ad in the local newspaper about the Rio Linda Farmers Market and Peddler's Fair..... for all to come to the event of the week for downtown. So I went....and thank the GODS that my car wasn't loaded up the kids, a tired ...

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Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore!

Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore!

I knew I wasn’t in my bed at home when I woke up in the middle of the night and heard the ocean roaring outside. And when I grabbed my camera at 5:45 this morning, this is what greeted when I stepped out on the deck of the house we’re renting:

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The Natomas Farm
Rio Linda-Elverta Historical Society

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Jul 22, 2014
Rio Linda-Elverta Historical Society

I've done many functions here in Rio Linda....explaining what a sustainable farm does. I must say that this was the best outing I have have taking part in......the Rio Linda-Elverta Historical Society. Arlete Hodeland and her volunteers made us feel ve...

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Hawaii 2014 trip index

Hawaii 2014 trip index

Here is a convenient listing of all posts from our summer 2014 trip to the Big Island of Hawaii:

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#GBFling14: Lan Su Chinese Garden

#GBFling14: Lan Su Chinese Garden

The first garden we visited on day 1 of the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling was the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Located in the heart of downtown Portland, it is surrounded by a mix of modern high rises and more traditional brick buildings.

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