Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Perils of Prenatal Pesticide Exposure

National News

More and more evidence is accumulating on the harmful effects of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical hazards, especially on the health and development of our children. Three recently...

Don't Reach Back

Are you one of those shoppers who reach into the back recesses of the produce display hoping to find the freshest salad greens with the latest expiration date? Well, it turns out that grabbing...

Blueberries against Breast Cancer?

Can the fruits you eat while pregnant have a beneficial effect on your children years into their lives? That's the question that Rosalia Simmen and co-investigators at the Arkansas Children's...

Suburban Lead

Common wisdom had it that gardeners growing plants in urban areas are the ones who need to be worrying about high levels of lead and other heavy metals in their soils. But some recent research by...

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In the Garden


Beekeeping 101

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, I have a simple and delicious remedy. Sneezing, itchy eyes and faucet nose will be nothing more than an unpleasant memory. I don't remember where I first heard about using local honey to combat seasonal...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Nookatone Studies are being done by the US Government to see if a substance called Nootkatone will be...


Beekeeping Now in its fourth printing, the Beekeepers Handbook by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Basil
  • Plant Aromatic Herbs for Pest Control
  • Protect Citrus From Scale
  • Compost Weeds
  • Plant Garlic to Protect Roses and Peaches

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