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Backyard Bounty: Apricots

Backyard Bounty: Apricots
Every summer, our vacation plans seem to overlap with the ripening of fruit on our apricot tree.  But it looks like we will get lucky this year - and there are several recipes that we would like to try. Our backyard is bursting with crows and squirrels this time of the year - so we have our competition cut out for us.  My daughter is part monkey, and can climb trees like a champ - so she reached what she could from inside the tree, and then used a ladder to grab fruit on the thinner and...

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Valley Verde - Cultivating Organic Home Gardens ...

Valley Verde – Cultivating Organic Home Gardens with Low-Income Families
Many thanks to Raffaella for today's guest post about Valley Verde, a non-profit in San Jose dedicated to helping low-income families grow organic gardens. [caption id="attachment_5479" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Growing food and eating well"][/caption] When I moved to California four years ago from Italy, I was excited to move to the birthplace of the organic food movement, and to raise my child in a place that is considered the fruit basket of the world. I was not expecting...

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