Gardening

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

Heirloom Tomatoes (credit: Abdullah Pope/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Summer Garden

Tips for Preparing Your Vegetable Garden This Summer

Are you considering growing your own vegetables to save money and eat healthier? Growing a garden takes some advanced planning, as well as a great deal of time, patience and effort. Utilize these 10 helpful tips to prepare your garden and make it flourish.

05/13/2013

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Composting 101: How To Avoid Gnats & Rats

Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?

04/03/2013

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5 Vegetables That Grow Well In San Francisco

Get the kids involved and create a family vegetable garden.

04/04/2012

Collective Roots provides garden based learning programs. (www.collectiveroots.org)

East Palo Alto Encourages Green Thumbs With Launch Of Seed Library

The gardening section of the East Palo Alto Library has been stocking more than just books.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/22/2011

Green compostable collection bin, San Francisco (AP)

San Francisco Compost Giveaway Draws Thousands

Recology and San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department teamed up once more as thousands lined up for a free compost giveaway on Saturday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/16/2011

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