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articles by: Judi Gerber

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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How & When to Harvest Summer Produce

As a gardener, you already know that one of the best things about summer is the daily bounty that you find in your vegetable garden. During the middle of summer you might actually find it a bit overwh…

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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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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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