How to Avoid and Get Rid of Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets have become public enemy number one in the Bay Area as reports of stings have increased by 83 percent.  

The SF Gate reports, “After a winter of heavy winter rains pounded Northern California and pulled the state out of a five-year drought,...

11 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid and Learn From

Whether you fancy yourself a gardening expert or just planted your first bulb, everyone makes mistakes. What improves your gardening abilities is knowing what pitfalls to avoid and why they matter. Keep reading for 11 common gardening mistakes and tips to improve your...

Start an Urban Beehive with These 8 Tips

We recently wrote and shared a blog post about understanding bees and the myriad of ways they are critical to our lives, economy and food system. Today, we’re sharing tips and advice from beekeeper Wayne Warren, for those who want to help repopulate...

Common Garden Weeds: What They Are and How to Get Rid of Them

When you work hard in your garden, it is rewarding to look at everything growing from the ground, but every now and then you might see intruders you didn’t plant. Weeds are often nuisances that must be taken care of immediately.  

Keep reading for a...

Feed Your Soil So It Feeds You! Plant Cover Crops

If you are not planning to grow cool season veggies, the best thing you can do for your garden is to grow a cover crop.

Cover Crops

Cover crops feed the soil by being tilled under once properly matured. While growing, cover crops...