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articles by: Judi Gerber

5 Good Reasons to Eat Your Oats

Turns out your grandmother was right, oatmeal really is good for you. In honor of National Oatmeal Day on October 29, I’d like to point out some reasons why you should listen to her and eat your oats.…

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Fight Hunger: Support Family Farmers For World Food Day

October 16 is World Food Day, created in 1945 by the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization with the goal of ending hunger. World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October …

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How Sarcasm Makes You Smarter

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."  - Oscar Wilde As a lifelong sarcasm practitioner, I was happy to see the Sarcasm Society designated October as National Sarcastic …

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5 Healthy Ways to Eat More Pumpkin

While most of us might first think of pumpkin in lattes, pies, and beer, there are  plenty of delicious ways to add pumpkin to your menu, including in soups, risottos, and even pumpkin hummus. Pum…

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5 Reasons Music is Good For You

If someone made me choose between movies, television or music, I could live without the first two, but I could never forgo music. I have always loved music; I put it on when I get up in the morning…

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How Wasteful Are The 1.1M Swimming Pools in Drought-Stricken California?

More than half of California is experiencing "exceptional" drought, the highest ranking on the scale that measures drought. And, since May, the entire state has been in a severe drought. As a native…

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5 Healthy Reasons to Use Honey

Did you know that September is National Honey Month? If you didn't know that, here's something else that might come as a surprise: There are about 300 different kinds of honey in the United States. …

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5 Coffee Desserts for National Coffee Month

Judging by the morning line at my local Starbucks drive-through, every month could be national coffee month. But, did you know that August actually is National Coffee Month? Since coffee ranks as one …

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Help Your Community by Finding a Farmers’ Market This Week

This week, August 3 through August 9, 2014, marks the annual National Farmers' Market Week (NFMW), designated by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. While each year, more and more people shop at their …

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5 Healthy Living Tips from a Turtle

My friend's desert tortoise, Tucker, has been in her family for 42 years and is likely close to 100 years old.  Watching him move around his domain in the backyard, and hearing stories about him, made…

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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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