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articles by: Judi Gerber

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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It’s National Volunteer Month! 5 Reasons to Sign Up

Did you know that April is National Volunteer month?  According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 62.6 million people volunteered at least once between September 2012 and September …

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5 Reasons to Love Your Library

Did you know April 13 to April 19 is National Library Week? The American Library Association (ALA) designates this holiday on the second week of every April to celebrate the contributions of libraries…

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Why Cesar Chavez Deserves a National Holiday

As someone who writes about California agriculture, I'm often surprised by how little modern farming is talked about. While many Californians are at least familiar with the name, Cesar Chavez, for exa…

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5 Great Spring Movies (For When It’s Too Cold To Go Outside)

Even though spring officially began on March 20, I know many parts of the country are still covered in snow and ice, and the temperatures are anything but spring like. While it might seem that sitting…

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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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