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What Honeybees Have Taught Me About Xenophobia

January 31, 2017 by Benjamin Eichorn

Opinion: The American democratic experiment and the survival of the planet may depend on overcoming our fear of foreigners


San Francisco’s Native Bees Do the Job Just Fine

March 17, 2015 by Michelaina Johnson

San Francisco gardeners should take heart. There's enough native bees around to do your pollinating.


Gardening for Wild Bees? Now There’s an App for That

August 13, 2014 by Carmen Taylor

A new iPad app, Wild Bee Gardening, draws on the knowledge of native bee experts to bring native bee conservation and gardening into the digital realm.


Creating a Drought-Resilient Garden with California Natives

February 27, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Over five years ago, Nalani and Anna Heath-Delaney, ditched their water guzzling lawn and planted a colorful and diverse native plant garden. They have since saved water, provided habitat for local species and created a native plant sanctuary. With the current drought, now is the perfect time to consider transitioning your garden and "going native."

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Do Hummingbirds Reuse Nests?

February 07, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

After an unfortunate pruning accident, a reader wrote in to ask: do hummingbirds reuse nests?


A marvel of magnolias

January 14, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Magnolias may not be native to Northern California. But the SF Botanical Garden has been conserving this endangered flowering tree, and now's the time to see them in full bloom.


Urban Tilth

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Urban Tilth cultivates agriculture in west Contra Costa County to help the community there build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. The organization works with schools, community-based organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to develop the capacity to produce 5% of food locally

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UCCE San Mateo & San Francisco Master Gardeners

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The San Mateo & San Francisco Master Gardeners are a dedicated, trained group of volunteers with a shared love of gardening and horticulture. Through community service and educational outreach, they provide home gardeners and community organizations the knowledge and skills to create a healthy environment for the counties. Since 2006, our Master Gardeners have worked as non-paid staff members of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), answering public inquiries and providing information on all areas of plant health and gardening practices.

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UC Sant Cruz Arboretum

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A botanic garden on the campus of UC Santa Cruz.

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UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Visit the Garden: Plants from all over the world; Diverse events and programs.Shop the Garden: Rare & unusual plants, books and gifts.Grow the Garden: Become a member; Give through donations; Support as a volunteer.The UC Botanical Garden is a living museum that presents a famous collection of over 12,000 plants.

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