Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Vegetables and Fruits for a Healthy Heart

National News

It may not be news that both genes and diet can play a role in the health of your heart. But which is more important? A new study suggests that a diet high in fruits and veggies, especially raw...

Watermelon Wonders

Here's more good news about keeping your heart healthy, especially for gardeners. A recent study by researchers at the University of Kentucky showed that eating watermelon reduced plasma...

Spoiled Rotten?

All those fruits and vegetables won't do our bodies any good if they spoil before we actually eat them. While produce picked fresh from the garden is best in taste and nutrients, we can't always...

Fresh, Local, and Purple for Health

Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap nutritionally of late. But when they are not fried in buckets of oil or mashed with gobs of butter and cream, they are actually quite healthful veggies. They are a...

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In the Garden


A Million Pieces of Gold

I have witnessed a miracle and it has enriched my soul with one million pieces of gold. They were spread across the mountains like Joseph's magnificent coat. My most recent trip to visit my mother coincided perfectly with views of the spectacular...
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Shows & Events

Filoli Holiday Fundraiser Support the gardens at Filoli by attending their annual Holiday Fundraiser. The house and gardens...


Foraging Foraging for wild foods is becoming more and more popular. In Foraging (Skyhorse Publishing,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Remaining Tomatoes
  • Rake and Compost Fallen Leaves
  • Allow Indoor Plants to Rest
  • Put Damaged Window Screens Back to Work
  • Care for Roses

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