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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.


San Francisco Group Launches Pop-Up Gardens

June 06, 2014 by Autumn Sartain

There are pop-up kitchens, pop-up retail stores ... so why not pop-up gardens? One San Francisco group is taking over vacant lots until they are developed.

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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 ...


Scoring nature in San Francisco

August 03, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

You may have heard of Walk Score, the walkability index that everyone from real estate agents to smart growth advocates ...

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Downtown parks get higher profile

July 20, 2012 by Heather Mack

Downtown San Francisco doesn’t typically spring to mind when planning an outdoor excursion. But get past the crowded streets and ...

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Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic & Education Center

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Offering the following services for the greater San Francisco Bay Area: Western Clinical Herbalism, Custom Herbal Pharmacy, Lectures, Bay Area Herb Walks, Multi-Day Botanical Field Trips, Native California Plant Cultivation, Medicine Making Workshops, Private Classes, Youth Programs, Consulting Services, Edible & Medicinal Plant Images.

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Berkeley as edible city: A new guide to urban foraging

May 25, 2012 by Cristian Ionescu-Zanetti via Berkeleyside

The Bucharest native says that right now there is a great variety of trees and shrubs growing in Berkeley, and even some “bottled water” crops like lemons and rosemary that you should never, ever, buy at the store. They are so plentiful, it simply makes no sense. Ionescu-Zanetti create Edible Cities, a crowd-sourced site that maps food for foraging.


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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