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Looking for gardening advice?  Have a pest problem?  Wondering which plants are drought resistant?  You’ve come to the right place!  Follow the menus to helpful information about gardening in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties. Ahora también tenemos recursos en español.
 

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  • Wildfire Prevention and Readiness

    Added October 15, 2017

    In light of all the terrible news about wildfires this week, I would like to share some websites which can help you make your home and surroundings as safe as possible. What you can do for you UCANR has a Homeowner's Fire Mitigation Guide that includes...

  • Pest Profiles: Fungus Gnats

    Added October 1, 2017
    Fungus gnat on a sticky trap. Photo by Jack Kelly Clark.

    Fungus gnats have started making an appearance in my home. Not huge numbers, but enough to be noticeable. Fungus gnats are small flies that lay eggs in moist organic material such as potting soil or compost. They look sort of like mosquitoes and are...

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  • UC Davis Lecture by Science Journalist Richard Harris: Why You Shouldn't Miss This

    Added October 20, 2017

    "Biomedical science was not always the hypercompetitive rat race that is has become in recent years. Consider the story of Charles Darwin, as he developed his theory of evolution through natural selection. That discovery became the organizing principle...

  • Lessons to be learned from Northern California fires

    Added October 20, 2017
    A wind-driven fire glows ominously over homes in Sonoma County in October 2017. Photo by Adam Giusti

    It's Deja Vu all over again - Yogi Berra Once again I'm asked to provide some perspective on yet another catastrophic situation affecting the North Coast. In 2015, it was the Valley Fire. In 2016, it was the Clayton Fire. This year there are so many...

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