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Cal Flora Nursery

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Cal Flora is a small unconventional nursery devoted to natives and habitat gardening with an exceptional diversity of offerings. Honest, intelligent, and original with attention to local Bay Area needs and conditions. Open seven days a week from March through October. Call for winter hours. Located at the intersection of Somers and D streets in Fulton, Sonoma County, just north of Santa Rosa.

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Bloom Gardens

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

We've been building quality residential landscapes since 1983. We install new gardens and renovate older ones in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Francisco Counties. Our designs synthesize your needs and our vision. Through expert construction, our installations transform properties into dream getaways and natural habitats. We also offer lawn to edible conversions, children's and container gardens. Our approach is sustainable, low water use, and cost effective. Our beautiful hardscapes-- Patios, paths, retaining walls, fences--provide settings for California natives and Mediterranean plants that thrive here. Our crews get rave reviews. We also offer consultations to homeowners, realtors, Homeowners' Associations.

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Berkeley Ecology Center

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

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Bay-Friendly Gardening

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

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Bay Natives

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Bay Natives Nursery, the purveyor of local Bay Area native plants, has opened a walk-in retail location at Pier 96 on San Francisco's southern waterfront. The new nursery sits at the terminus of Cargo Way and cross-street Jennings St., adjacent to Heron's Head Park on the northern edge of the India Basin Shoreline. We look forward to seeing you!

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Alameda County Master Gardeners

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Alameda County UC Master Gardener program trains volunteers to serve our community by sharing knowledge about all aspects of home gardening. With the help of a Program Coordinator, the Master Gardener Program is administered by the Master Gardeners themselves. An elected Advisory Board helps guide the program to promote sustainable home landscapes in Alameda County.

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Alcatraz Island is a renowned prison — but a horticultural gem?

July 06, 2012 by Elizabeth Laubach

From afar, this windswept island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay appears so rugged that you'd expect to find only century plans and eucalyptus. But Alcatraz is alive with color.

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A shrubland lover lives here

June 18, 2012 by Judith Larner Lowry

Chaparral and scrublands are often overlooked, dismissed even, as valuable habitat in places like Point Reyes National Seashore. But the unassuming assemblage of low-lying shrubs and herbs are the right tools for the job in many difficult landscape situations, and hold a beauty of their own. Perhaps it's time to rethink scrublands as a rightful native habitat, good in the wild and garden.

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Cultivating Community in Santa Rosa

October 01, 2011 by Jacoba Charles

Bayer Farm brings open space and food security to a section of Santa Rosa that needs more of both. With help from the nonprofit Landpaths, people in the Roseland neighborhood are helping each other plant and harvest food, and community.

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Gearing Up for the Great Bee Count

May 24, 2011 by Isaura Linares

For the third year in a row, San Francisco State University Professor Gretchen LeBuhn is helping thousands of people pitch in on a major research effort to count bees all across the country. This year, they are gearing up for the Great Bee Count. It's not till July, but now's a good time to get seeds in the ground so you'll be ready!

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