| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:33 PM
In my Spreecast with organic gardener Christy Wilhelmi, author of the new book "Gardening for Geeks," I learned a lot: that white mildew can be treated with lactic acid, that you should never buy tall vegetable seedlings at the nursery and that...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:47 PM
A California legislator wants to require the state's prisons, schools and other public institutions to buy local agriculture products to support California farmers.
Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) recently introduced the Choose California Act,...
| Mar 22, 2013
A bill recently introduced in the California Assembly, AB 996, would substantially change the operations and governance of the state's certified farmers markets, strengthening some enforcement provisions and weakening others. The bill would renew...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:30 PM
The U.S. had a record quarter in solar installation during the first three months of the year, installing 723 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity for a 33% increase over the same period last year. That represents nearly half of all new generation...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:17 PM
A partner in the firm of Burns, Schaldenbrand & Rodriguez, Cynthia Schaldenbrand is a specialist in business litigation. Born in Kent, England, Ms. Schaldenbrand grew up in a military family, living in various states and abroad. She attended the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:50 AM
The etrog citron (Citrus medica) is a fruit with thousands of years of human use, much like the related Buddha’s hand fruit. Both are famous for their pleasing, room-filling aroma, but only the etrog is an integral ingredient in Sukkot celebrations...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:32 PM
A public-private partnership led by the Conservation Fund has bought nearly 20,000 acres of coastal redwood and fir forest in Sonoma County, sparing the Northern California haven for endangered Coho salmon and threatened northern spotted owls from...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:12 PM
China is hungry.
The world's most populous country has for years been on an agricultural buying binge, scooping up supplies of soybeans, palm oil, cotton and just about anything else that can be culled from the soil.
Now, with 1.3 billion mouths to...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
SEATTLE -- When an intense storm pounded southwestern Washington in 2007, mud poured down from the mountainsides, logging debris choked streams and the Chehalis River flooded much of the region, causing $57 million in damage.
| May 31, 2013
| 6:30 AM
SEATTLE — The seal looked appealing, a daisy on a field of green, with the words “Tested Green.” It was issued to more than 120 products as a guarantee of environmental responsibility.
The problem, federal trade regulators announced in...
| May 25, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday as part of a global series of marches against seed giant Monsanto Co. and genetically modified foods.
Organizers said the “March Against Monsanto”...