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Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

More Good Reasons to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

National News

For years we've been told that, in terms of weight loss, it's not what you eat but how much that matters. If you eat fewer calories, you'll lose weight, regardless of where those calories come...

If You Want to Get Rich, Become a Farmer

This surprising bit of advice comes from Wall Street investment whiz Jim Rogers. It seems that while the rest of the economy continues to limp along, the farm sector is in something of a boom....

Grow a Weed-free Garden

Weeds are the bane of just about every gardener. While insect and disease problems may wax and wane with pest populations cycles and the weather, just about everyone who gardens counts weeding...

Landscape Mulches and Fire Safety

The battles against big wildfires in the Southwest and other parts of the country this summer highlight the importance for homeowners in fire-prone areas to consider the combustibility of mulch...

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In the Garden


Protect Your Eyes

I have worked outdoors in the sun (and rain) for almost my entire working life and wear alligator skin to prove it. Call me leather woman if you like, the effects of many years of harmful UV rays are certainly evident on my scaly hide. I began...
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Shows & Events

Filoli Hikiing Tours Sunset Hikes Walk in Filoli's woodlands by the light of the setting sun and experience the...

Tool or Gardening Product

N3L Sunglasses N3L Optics (Newton's 3 Laws of Motion) is a new and revolutionary sunglasses store committed to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Twice
  • Put Plastic Buckets to Use
  • Prevent Damping Off Disease in Seedlings
  • Hand Pick Bean Beetles
  • Harvest Onions

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