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Citrus Specialties

'Michal' mandarin citrus fruit

I recognize that this post is not really about gardening.  I also realize that you readers who are holed up in cold climates may have no  patience with California garden columns.  Citrus, succulents, daffodils in December, year ’round lettuces.  Well, so be it; this is California winter.  This is what I see.

Today I see citrus.  Not your backyard ordinary (for California) navel or Valencia orange, but the kind that are grown for the increasingly specialty markets.  The citrus I saw at the University of California’s Lincove Research Station are for farmers. There is no doubt some of these research specimens will end up sold by nurseries to discerning homeowners, but Lindcove exists to help California farmers. Continue Reading →

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Farming Gone Wild

Once again The Ecological Farming Conference has got my juices going.  These provocative, feisty, and independently minded farmer and ag activists have once more pushed me to a better understanding of sustainable agriculture.

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