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Saving Salmon Protections

    During a recent visit to California the Trump administration announced its implementation of Endangered Species Act permits designed to weaken environmental protections for salmon and other imperiled wildlife in California’s Bay-Delta Watershed.  In response, the State of California has announced it will challenge these permits in federal court on the grounds that they fail […]

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Veggie Fest & Expos

 Now in its third year, the International Vegan Film Festival  based in Ottowa Canada is dedicated to celebrating a healthier, more compassionate, and environmentally friendly way of life. Each October the festival showcases films from around the world that focus on a variety of vegan-themed topics including animal rights, food choices, ethics, sustainability, and climate […]

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Lucia’s Delights

  The Santa Lucia Highlands are one of the crown jewels of California viticulture. The AVA is home to some of the state’s most vibrant Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and other varietals. It was Spanish missionaries who first recognized that the soil and climate of the area was favorable to viticulture and began planting vines […]

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Feeding the Soil

A healthy garden has a healthy appetite and its soil requires regular and balanced nutrition in order to maintain its health and productivity. As such, wise gardeners should try to offer their garden a well-timed and seasonally-focused soil diet of organic supplements applied in concert with natural periods of nutrient surfeit and deficit throughout the […]

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Greens

San Francisco’s Greens restaurant sprung to life in 1979 as a project of the San Francisco Zen Center in order to give Zen students an opportunity to extend their practice to the workplace. Over the last four decades it has remained true to the vision of its founders, providing attentively-prepared, seasonally-focused vegetarian cuisine to visitors […]

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