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The Resilience Challenge Is Coming! Will You Join Us In Collective Action?

April 1st through June 4th    Each year in April and May we call upon our community to take action and inspire others to  to grow food,…

Started by Tyler Snortum-Phelps

0 Apr 2

When in Drought, Get a Grip on Drip

After the heavy flooding and storms in 2017, Governor Jerry Brown declared California’s five-year drought officially over last April. As a…

Started by Alison Clary

0 Mar 31

Ring in Spring with Local Honey!

With trees in blossom and the longer daylight hours, you may find yourself reaching for the lighter layers and shorts to welcome spring at…

Started by Tyler Snortum-Phelps

0 Mar 6

Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Environment

One of the most rewarding sights to see in one’s garden is pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds fluttering from plant to…

Started by Kerry Rivers

0 Mar 5

Look Who's Taking Action: Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital

Did you know that the Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital in Walnut Creek is the first and largest wildlife rehabilitation center in t…

Started by Kimberly Lam

0 Mar 5

What The Heck Is A Chicken Tractor?

Backyard chickens are more popular than ever. And chicken aficionados have discovered a wide range of tools, structures, and methods of car…

Started by Tyler Snortum-Phelps

0 Mar 5

Action of the Month: Nix the Neonics

Photo by Philip Brown on Unsplash You may have heard of neonicotinoids, or “neonics” for short, but what are they? The name literally means…

Started by Alison Clary

0 Mar 4

China Says "No" To Foreign Plastics

Feeling good about all that recycling you're doing? Think again - the US exports about one-third of its recycling, and nearly half goes to…

Started by Tyler Snortum-Phelps

0 Feb 6

Action of the Month: No Disposable Plastics

Single-use plastics like straws, utensils, and cups are everywhere, but do they have to be? Nope! Each of us can take individual actions to…

Started by Kerry Rivers

0 Feb 5

Wiping the Slate Clean: De-Cluttering the Home For a Fresh Start

It’s been four years since Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up hit the bestseller’s list, but the de-cluttering movem…

Started by Alison Clary

0 Feb 2


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