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Cover crops deliver bee forage

In a previous guest post for UC Food Observer, I quoted my FarmLab message to third graders: “Crops’ are what we grow for people, and ‘cover crops’ are what we …

Summer Weekend Wrap

This week is nearly a wrap. I hope it’s been a good one. Looking forward to the weekend, some #goodreads and #goodlistens, ICYMI. Gardening Resources Wanting to work in the …

Food Waste #Reprise

Summer brings an abundance of luscious and healthy fruits and vegetables. It’s easy to buy more than we can eat, which sometimes results in #foodwaste. In a guest blog post for …

Strawberry Production in Post-Methyl Bromide World

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Said no conventional strawberry farmer in California, ever. In 2016, the powerful soil fumigant methyl bromide–a chemical strawberry farmers relied on for decades–was finally phased …

A Salute to Farmers Markets

It is summer and the farmers markets are in full swing around the United States. Crispy carrots, beets in jewel tones and multicolored radishes are just some of the local …