Farming, Ranching, Foraging

The San Francisco Bay Area may be one of the densest metropolitan areas of the country, but roughly 40 percent of the region’s total land area is comprised of farms and rangelands. As such, the Bay Area has been at the forefront of the local food movement where the concern about growing food in balance with nature has a head seat at the table.

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In condor country comes a California oil boom

July 18, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

California could be on the verge of a major oil boom centered a stone's throw from the Bay Area. What does that mean for the landscape and the wildlife that call that place home?

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Local Hero: Cindy Moreno of WattzOn and Full Circle Farm

May 08, 2013 by David Loeb

It's not easy to catch up with Cindy Moreno. The daughter of immigrant farmworkers from the Central Valley and a recent graduate in environmental studies from San Jose State, Cindy is doing more than her share for the environment.

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San Francisco, a honeybee’s paradise

February 11, 2013 by Courtney Quirin

Why has San Francisco, of all places, become the land of milk and honey for honeybees?

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The thrill of the hive: San Francisco beekeeping

January 28, 2013 by Courtney Quirin

One of San Francisco's most prominent beekeepers produces 500 pounds of honey a year by never turning down a bee in need.

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San Francisco Bay herring running at Mission Bay

January 09, 2013 by Dan Rademacher

The herring are running again in San Francisco, and it’s quite a show. Commercial fishing boats cast their nets in ...

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Bumblebees like flower diversity, not asphalt

January 02, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Want to help out the bumblebee population? Get rid of asphalt and plant a diversity of flower species. That’s the ...

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Where retreat is not an answer

December 05, 2012 by Claire Schoen

Some farmers stake their livelihood on faith that the levees holding back rising seas will hold strong. VIDEO.

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Bob Berner, Protecting Marin Farms for 28 Years

November 13, 2012 by Aleta George

Bob Berner, the founding director of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, is retiring at the end of 2012, but not before protecting fully half of West Marin's farmland.

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Food prices at center of GMO labeling debate

October 29, 2012 by Ambika Kandasamy

Agribusiness claims a GMO label will spike food prices if California voters pass the measure. But supporters of organic say "Big Ag" has itself to blame for rising grocery bills.

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Following the money on GMO ballot measure

October 08, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

In California's GMO ballot measure, out-of-state agribusiness is outspending supporters by more than 8 to 1 to defeat measure.

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