Northern 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


Camellia -- The Queen of Flowers

I have a soft spot in my heart for camellias. They don't make good cut flowers, they are a bit fussy regarding soil, planting, and watering, and they provide nothing but a dark green background when everything else in your garden is blooming it's brains...
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Herbs In Herbs and Spices (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011), author Linda Gray shares planting tips,...

Favorite or New Plant

David Austin Roses In Spring 2012, American rose lovers can look forward to two delightful new David Austin English...
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Regional Reminders

  • Coddle Camellias
  • Adjust Timers
  • Stop Pruning!
  • Purchase Spring Blooming Bulbs
  • Plant Winter Vegetables

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