Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hawaiian Taro Plants

National News

The hot summer weather may be long gone, but fall is a good time of year to reflect on what grew well and plan for next spring. Colocassia, or taro, is a tropical plant that has huge leaves and...

Deep Composting

Composting is a great fall activity. Instead of shipping your leaves, grass clippings, and old annual plants to the landfill, they can be used to make a rich soil amendment for your garden. Most...

Creating a Nation of Farmers

It is well-known that there are serious problems with our food system. It’s heavily dependent on fossil fuels, making it vulnerable to rising gas and oil prices. It contributes to pollution and...

Stop Cats from Catching Birds

Cats are cute and cuddly, but they still are felines. Their instincts are to hunt. Many cat owners are horrified to find their cat stalking and killing birds, especially those at the bird feeder....

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In the Garden



My guilty secret? I'm a big kid at heart. I had a romping good time planting at an all-native garden with the kids from the Claire Lilienthal K-8 Alternative School in San Francisco. There were about 25 kids ranging in age from 7 to 13 who were studying...
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Shows & Events

Holidays at Filoli Enjoy the excitement of Filoli's spectacular 9-day Holiday Traditions fundraising event. This...

Tool or Gardening Product

Mini Greenhouse If you have ever dreamed of owning a greenhouse, here is the ideal starter kit. The Grow Chamber...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dig and Divide
  • Plant Garlic
  • Care for Indoor Plants
  • Ornamental Grass Care
  • Groom Dusty Miller

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