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articles by: Judi Gerber

Best Vegetarian Places to Travel in the U.S.

While more and more Americans are turning vegan or vegetarian (and more businesses are taking note), plant-based eaters still might face problems finding great food options when traveling. Luckily,…

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5 Ways to Take a Mental Vacation

Now that summer has officially started, you are probably thinking about, or even planning, a summer vacation. If you don’t have the time to take a real vacation, you might find yourself getting more s…

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5 Walking Tricks to Make Summer Strolling More Fun

Since June is Great Outdoors Month, and the Summer Solstice starts on June 21, here's a not-so-surprising tip: walking is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and take in some of that summer sunshi…

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Tomatoes

Nothing says summer like fresh, homegrown tomatoes. And nothing can be more disappointing than seeing your tomatoes split and devoured by pests. While there's no 100% guarantee that plants will gro…

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From College

As the college commencement season is in full swing, and I receive invitations and graduation announcements, I started reflecting on my own college experience, what that big day meant to me, and wheth…

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How to Choose a More Sustainable Tea

I am a lifelong tea drinker. I credit both of my grandmothers for this habit since tea was their beverage of choice. Even as I grew up, I never really got into coffee (with the exception of the highly…

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7 Tips for Creating a Low-Maintenance Garden

Gardens are supposed to relieve stress and be a place of refuge -- a place where you unwind and recharge, not a place that creates more stress. But, you might be short of time, short of space, or have…

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25+ Beneficial Plants To Grow (To Help Your Garden Thrive)

Everybody knows that good neighbors are so much better than bad ones. This is true not only at home and at work, but also in the garden. There are good plants -- companion plants -- that do a lot f…

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7 Easy Ways to Sabotage Your Garden

With spring in full gear, you may be getting an itch to start a new garden. But if you think you have a "brown" thumb and you're afraid you will kill every plant, you might be hesitant to start. Do…

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5 Smart Ways to Save Water in the Garden

While I realize I live in drought stricken California, even if you live in an area that is not facing a drought and is overflowing with water now, come August, it won’t be. And, since this is the end …

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about Judi Gerber

Judi Gerber is a University of California Master Gardener with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy. She writes about sustainable farming, local foods, and organic gardening for multiple magazines. Her book Farming in Torrance and the South Bay was released in September 2008.

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Beets are a great addition to salads, and remember my mother liked to pickle them.

What an awesome creature.

Typical. Now if the baby knew what a paw on the wrist meant, they'd both be happy??!!

One of my favorite deserts. Excited to try this recipe. Thanks