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April Valley Oak Newsletter

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April Valley Oak Newsletter

WEEKLY GARDENING TIP Climate change is not going to stop us from gardening, but there are some steps you can take to make your garden successful in spite of weather extremes.First of all, go ahead and plant your annuals at about the same time as usual. A more erratic climate means that late frosts and early frosts could happen, but we always had to gamble a little on that. You can play it safer by growing your own starts, and growing more than you need. That way you get to decide when to plant, and if you lose some plants...

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Valley Oak Tool Newsletter April 4

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Valley Oak Tool Newsletter April 4

ReWilding with Sherri Scott of GRUB Grown Nursery       Common weeds have a bad reputation for being invasive and uninvited guests in your garden space. But what if we embraced them by making more room for them to grow, and actually ate them? Sherri Scott, plant nursery owner, has a passion for introducing these wild plants, like Dandelion, into our diet, which she calls a "rewilding" of our taste buds. Scott says the bitter flavors of these plants actually help our bodies digestive systems, and growing these native weeds and plants requires much less water than other plants, and are...

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Valley Oak Tool Newsletter March 23

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Valley Oak Tool Newsletter March 23

Share Tweet Forward Pine Creek Flowers      Craig and Emma of Pine Creek Flowers believe in growing organically because it is not only good for the health of the Earth and water supply, but the health of the pollinators as well. They believe in cohabitating with the creatures that share the land. They recognize the importance that the bees and other insects have for the health of the land they grow on.       They are known for selling gorgeous bouquets, bursting with color and flair at their local Saturday and Thursday Farmer's Market's in Chico California. Growing a wide variety...

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Valley Oak Newsletter March 16 2018

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Valley Oak Newsletter March 16 2018

Share Tweet Forward Soil Born Farms"Suga' Cane Community Garden" "A non-profit urban agriculture and education project that engages our local food system, supports healthy living and grows sustainable community"       Soil Born Farms turned an old dormant yard into an edible oasis, with 14 fruit trees, a patch of blueberry plants and 5 large veggie garden beds, as well as a large patch of Sugar Cane. Giving the garden its name Suga' Cane Community Garden.     Students from school Green Tech Education help do all the work to make this community garden happen, with the help of 14 of our farm strength5...

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Valley Oak Tool Newsletter: Soil Testing and Rocket Stoves

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Valley Oak Tool Newsletter: Soil Testing and Rocket Stoves

EXCITING ROCKET STOVE PROJECT IN RWANDA:    Inyenyeri is a pretty amazing non-profit organization which is providing very low cost super efficient home cook-stoves and locally produced fuel pellets. The impact in cleaner indoor air, less charcoal burning, and breaking the cycle of energy poverty is something to behold. Check out their website: https://www.inyenyeri.com/                                                     Weekly Gardening Tip : Soil Testing                                                                    Yes, you should...

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