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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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Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch

February 27, 2012 by Renee Frojo

A group of renegade agricultural activists is challenging the notion that nothing comes for free by grafting fruit-bearing branches onto trees lining city streets.Over the past year, the Guerrilla Grafters – a diverse group of volunteers who started in San Francisco – has been splicing fruit-bearing branches onto ornamental fruit trees around the city in an effort to grow apples, cherries, pears, and other fresh produce that urban residence can enjoy for free.

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Jewish farm brings spirit to the art of cultivation

November 10, 2011 by Paul Epstein

Urban Adamah is a one-acre farm and Jewish environmental education center that recently opened in West Berkeley, just a stone’s throw from Interstate 80. Named for the Hebrew word for “earth,” Urban Adamah provides local food banks and community organizations with fresh produce while accommodating 500 visitors a month.

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