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Gardening in Times of Drought Workshop

Gardening in Times of Drought is the subject of an inter-active workshop, free and open to the public, presented by Wayne Kessler, this Sunday, April 6, starting at 2:00 in the Social Hall of First United Methodist Church, South and East Streets, Redding. Topics… Continue Reading

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Dig This: Wayne Kessler Reviews “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation”

COOKED: A NATURAL HISTORY OF TRANSFORMATION, author Michael Pollan, (Penguin Press: New York, 2013). Dig This … COOKED is another good read.  Michael Pollan has become a champion of the food movement.  Some of my other heroes include Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver,… Continue Reading

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Dig This: The Future Will Be (Is) Exciting

With all of the current problems and future possibilities we face, these are exciting times. Ironically, it’s also a time to be concerned with our survival. It’s more than just preserving our comfortable lifestyle; it’s human survival that’s at stake. … Continue Reading

Community Teaching Garden “Getting Started in Your Organic Garden”

For novice to seasoned gardeners seeking to improve productivity, this workshop will help you with planning and developing an organic garden, including information on acquiring good seed, preparing your soil for planting, developing an efficient watering system, and avoiding common… Continue Reading

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The Garden of Learning: The Shasta College Community Teaching Garden, Redding

I was lucky in having been born the daughter of a dedicated gardener mother (aided always by my father) and the grand daughter of two avid gardening grandfathers. Growing up at 8,000 feet on the front range of Colorado’s Rocky… Continue Reading

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Dig This: A Unique Garden in our Midst

The folks at the Community Teaching Garden have done it. They transformed the training ground for heavy equipment operators at Shasta College into a beautifully productive garden within two years. From hard packed clay into dark organic soil, it took… Continue Reading

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Dig This: Gardening in the Shade – Challenges and Opportunities

Here’s some good news about your shady backyard: You can grow some summertime crops, such as tomatoes, cucumbers and squashes, despite the lack of direct sunshine. Shade doesn’t have to prohibit you from growing lots of your own food. But… Continue Reading