Bring on the Bugs

Bring on the Bugs

You know, in a good way! They’re called beneficial bugs, after all, because they’re a boon to your garden and the planet. Beneficial bugs fall into one or more of three categories pollinators: these bugaboos are an essential component in the reproduction...

Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day

Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day

Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day! Learn Something New! Learn a new skill that helps limit your impact on the Environment.  Bike Repair – the Bike Campaign and Bike Garage are happy help!  Build a Compost Bin Learn to Mend and Hem Your Clothes with UC Davis Zero...

Container Gardening 101

Container Gardening 101

Good news! Davis is perfectly situated for a long and productive growing season. Even tiny apartment balcony gardens can be very productive with the right conditions. But container gardens aren’t just for folks with limited space. Here are the big beats when it comes...

From the Road: Trefethen Family Vineyards

From the Road: Trefethen Family Vineyards

From the Road: Trefethen Family Vineyards Written by Sterling Carlton, Beer, Wine & Spirits Specialist Another Monday, another scenic drive through meticulously contoured vineyards flanking either side of the Silverado Trail. Eventually making our way to Oak Knoll...

Did you know it’s Compostable?

Did you know it’s Compostable?

Did You Know it’s Compostable? This blog provides a side-by-side comparison of the packaging of a few common brands and products that we carry and the compostable alternatives that are available. While this is by no means a complete list of all of the...

Regenerative Agriculture: People, Planet, and Profit

Regenerative Agriculture: People, Planet, and Profit

Regenerative Agriculture The Earth naturally has a flow of carbon dioxide. It is stored in large deposits, often called “Carbon Sinks”, as fossil fuels, forests, and in the ocean. It is stored in microorganisms in the soil and in plants. We have accelerated the...

Thanksgiving and Food Waste

Thanksgiving and Food Waste

Learn how to minimize your Food Waste during Thanksgiving In the United States, 40 percent of food goes to waste. This is a time of family, friends, and food. Unfortunately, because of our individual habits and struggles of our national food systems, in 2013, $277...

Who’s to blame for Daylight Savings?

Who’s to blame for Daylight Savings?

Who’s to blame for Daylight Savings? It is an unfortunately common belief that daylight savings was “the fault of farmers”. This belief is false. The American Farm Bureau Federation released an article early this year in hope to set the record straight. They...