Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Learning about Healthy Foods with Food Corps

National News

What is one of the best ways to help adults stay healthy? Helping children develop good nutritional habits early on goes a long way towards assuring not only a healthy childhood, but a healthy...

Is Fall Foliage Falling Back?

We're all used to setting back our clocks in late autumn to "fall back" from daylight savings time. Now, scientists are investigating whether we need to start resetting our "leaf peeping" clock as...

Roundup All Around

New research has come to the disquieting conclusion that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, the world's most-used herbicide, is present in significant levels in our air and...

The Politics of Climate Change

If you are expecting to hear some climate-change realism from the crop of Republican presidential candidates, you may have a long wait. In an October 4, 2011 Time Magazine website article,...

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In the Garden

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Checklist for Fall Flower Garden

Since August I've been gradually repotting all my succulents in pots. Retrieving them from overgrown masses and from under bushes and my nursery area, I've been enthusiastically ripping them apart, sharing them with friends, and repotting them all...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Lawn Still a Favorite? The evolving thought in our dry climate is that lawns use too much water and are to be avoided in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garbage Can Tops as Weed Collectors or Harvesters Tops of garbage cans, especially plastic ones with no handles, make easy-to-scoot-around...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Herbs for Holiday Decor or Presents
  • Harvest Pumpkins and Other Squash
  • Help Citrus and Avocado Harden Off
  • Thin Azalea and Camellia Blossom Buds
  • Discard, Don't Burn Oleander Prunings

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