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Growing And Using Herbs at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center

April 16, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
[Please stand by for information on taking this workshop as a virtual, live webinar. We will update this page shortly.]We will explore the world of herbal medicine and its connections to the garden and kitchen. Many of our most common kitchen herbs and spices are not only powerhouses in the medicinal world but easy to grow in the garden. We will cover the definition of herbal medicine, the basics of planning a pollinator-friendly herb garden, properties and uses of popular kitchen medicinals,…See More
Wednesday
Tyler Snortum-Phelps posted a discussion

Clean AND Green

During these strange and uncertain times, staying eco-friendly might be the last thing on your mind. Our first priority is to stay healthy and safe, and part of doing so is making sure your home environment is kept clean and disinfected. That being said, there isn’t any reason why we can’t remain environmentally conscious while staying clean. Here are a few tips on how to…See More
Mar 30
Veronica Yoo posted a discussion

Spring Cleaning for the Environment

When discussing sustainability, we often focus on the environment or renewable sources of energy. In the process, however, textile waste and the effort to minimize it is forgotten. Textile waste is made primarily of discarded clothing as well as other nondurable goods like sheets and towels; in recent years, the amount has reached 16.9 million tons annually (EPA, 2017). More…See More
Mar 29
Tina King Neuhausel posted a blog post

Earth Hour tonight at 8:30!

Earth Hour happens this Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 local time. Click flashlights, light lanterns, and get ready to turn electric lights out to celebrate Earth Hour! Wherever you come from, you can help our planet.Earth Hour--a worldwide movement in support of energy conservation and sustainability--is sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).…See More
Mar 28
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Action of the Month: Grow, Eat, Treat With Oregano!

Herb lovers around the world appreciate the medicinal and culinary uses of many herbs. In California, we lean towards growing native, drought-tolerant varieties. We may also look for pollinator friendly plants that host beneficial insects while deterring pests. During the current coronavirus crisis, we may search out herbal teas that calm like lavender and chamomile. Different herbs work best in fresh, dried, or essential oil form. Let’s examine an exemplary herb that does all the above –…See More
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