Gardening

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West Oakland A Haven For Expanding Urban Farms; Provides Access To Fresh Produce

West Oakland will soon be the site of one of the city’s largest urban gardens that will provide access to fresh produce on a sliding-scale basis.

05/27/2015

Tulips, Flowers, Spring Garden, Planting, Flowers

5 Spring Bulbs To Plant In Your Garden Now

Most planting is done earlier, but you can still find lots of hearty bulbs that are perfect for planting in the spring.

05/04/2015

A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. Lake Oroville is currently at less than a third of its total 3,537,577 acre feet. A combination of record high temperatures and sparse rainfall during California's four-year drought have produced the worst conditions in 1,200 years, according to a study accepted for publication by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Glass Half Full: 13 Ways California’s Historic Drought Is Totally Awesome

From dirt skiing, more beaches for lakefront real estate, new businesses popping up where wildflowers aren’t, and amazing new tourist attractions, there is always a silver lining to the non-existent rain cloud.

04/10/2015

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Gardening’s New Ethos ‘Help The Planet’

From the biggest botanical gardens to the smallest backyard plots and terraces, there’s a movement underway to…

04/10/2015

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Noise, Air Pollution Concerns Prompt Potential Leaf Blower Ban In Sunnyvale

The city of Sunnyvale is looking into possibly restricting or banning use of leaf blowers because of numerous noise complaints and air pollution concerns.

01/05/2015

A sign is posted near a row of Kale at the City Hall Victory Garden August 11, 2008 at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco First California City To Test Urban Farming Tax Break Law For Property Owners

San Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break.

09/02/2014

Urban Agriculture

San Francisco Supervisors Consider Tax Breaks To Seed Urban Garden Growth

A new proposal before the Board of Supervisors would give significant tax breaks for property owners willing to set aside their empty lots as urban gardens.

07/20/2014

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KCBS In Depth: Gardening In The Bay Area’s Micro-Climates

Gardening guru, Pam Peirce, is a renowned horticulturist and author who knows how to apply her green thumb to each of the Bay Area’s micro-climates.

06/02/2014

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

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Grow Your Own Spring Herb Garden

Indoors or outdoors, there are many ways to grow your own fresh herbs. Take advantage of the early Spring weather and start planting your garden today.

04/27/2014

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