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Almost Grandma’s Zucchini Bread

Almost Grandma’s Zucchini Bread

One thing many home gardeners have in abundance right about now is zucchini. Summer squash is a favorite of many gardeners…it’s easy to grow, produces over a long period of time and there is almost no end to ways of using it in cooking. None of this explains my lack of success with getting my [...]

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Parterre of Plenty

Parterre of Plenty

When John and Barbara Ashby remodeled their East Davis home a few years ago they were left with a blank slate of a front yard. Two trees had to be removed for the addition to the front of the house and they decided to let the lawn die off. They thought and planned and thought [...]

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A Mix of Outdoor Goodness

A Mix of Outdoor Goodness

Hidden away off of the main strip of Old Town Sacramento is a wondrous store that is all it is advertised to be. Upon approach, the doors read: Educate, Explore and Discover and as you step inside you are greeted by all of the tools to do exactly those things. Owners Mike and Sara Barlow [...]

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Let’s Go Camping!

Let’s Go Camping!

It’s summer! That means that it is time to pack up the car, truck or camper, hit the open road, and pitch a tent. Yes, it is time to camp! Time for campfires, s’mores, family time and the dirt that makes up a mother’s worst laundry nightmares. No matter how your family does it, camping [...]

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Village Harvest

Village Harvest

If you are a gardener who has fruit trees…whether you have one tree or ten (or even more!)…you should know about Village Harvest.  A few weeks ago I was at the Farmers Market and stopped at the Village Harvest booth. There I found out that this nonprofit volunteer organization was looking for both tree owners [...]

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