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.

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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In search of an elusive, yummy California native

October 03, 2012 by Jackson Karlenzig

Early fall is California huckleberry season, and the picking is good -- if you know where to look and can brave the dangers of a huckleberry forest.

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Canal neighborhood gets new community garden

September 17, 2012 by Jackson Karlenzig

San Rafael’s culturally diverse Canal neighborhood is well known for its bustling community centers and family owned businesses. But until ...

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MidPen brings cattle back to the land

September 06, 2012 by Lisa M. Krieger

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is embarking on it’s first major foray into managing rangelands with the planning of ...

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