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Gardening

Golden Gate Park Community Garden Adds Resource Center To Help Gardeners Grow Their Skills

This month, the city opened its first resource center for gardeners at the community garden in Golden Gate Park. It’s a one-stop shop for city folks who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.

05/31/2014

Young Farmer

New Generation Of Farmers Finds Purpose, Satisfaction Going Back To The Land

Young people are drawn to big cities and the latest technology these days but, here in the Bay Area, a new generation of farmers is working the land on the urban edge.

05/23/2014

Fog commute, traffic, highway

Decrease Of Central Valley Tule Fog Leaves Farmers’ Future In The Mist

BERKELEY (KCBS) — Results of a new study reveal that tule fog–the dense ground fog that blankets the Central Valley during the winter months—has been steadily decreasing for the last 30 years.

05/22/2014

A stream of water cuts through a dry section of Folsom Lake on March 20, 2014 in Granite Bay, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought Could Cost Agricultural Economy $1.7B, Leave Thousands Without Work

Researchers say California’s drought could cost the state’s agricultural economy $1.7 billion this year and leave more than 14,000 farmworkers without work.

05/19/2014

Fresh asparagus is displayed at a farmers market in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Water Behind Dam Near Fresno To Be Tapped For Farmers Facing Drought

Officials said Tuesday that, for the first time in decades, they plan to tap water stored behind a dam east of Fresno, as they try to help California farmers through the ongoing drought.

05/13/2014

Pheidole megacephala, one of several big headed ant species. (April Nobile/www.antweb.org)

California Ag Officials Use Spam To Keep Big-Headed African Ants From Spreading North

California agriculture officials are on the hunt for an invasive species of ant that’s been spotted in an Southern California yard — and they’ll use Spam as bait.

05/03/2014

A stream of water cuts through the dry bottom of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Californians Acknowledge Drought But Want Others To Cut Back

An overwhelming majority of Californians agree the state is facing a serious water shortage, but most are also opposed to mandatory rationing.

04/16/2014

Water Pump

Central Valley Farmers Drill Deep To Defeat Drought

Well drilling is booming across California’s Central Valley, with some drilling companies booked for months.

04/13/2014

Water Witch

California Drought Prompts Farmers To Hire ‘Water Witches’

Farmers throughout the state are using a mysterious and some say foolhardy tool for locating underground water: dowsers or “water witches.”

03/02/2014

(Photo Illustration by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Bill Gates Backs SF Startup To Create Vegetarian Egg Substitute

Can plants replace eggs? A San Francisco startup backed by Bill Gates believes they can.

12/08/2013

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