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"Creating a Winter Vegetable Garden"
October 29, 2016 - 9 am-12 pm
at the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center
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No Sweat? Yes, Sweat!
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Taking Possession of the Lavender
Posted 5/24/2016 - Possession is nine-tenths of the law. It also applies to bees foraging on lavender. A black-faced bumble bee (Bombus californicus) this morning stretched between two lavender stems and lingered there--probably to warm its wings for flight. Along comes...
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