News and Other Articles That I've Found Interesting
Where do fall colors come from?
Time to 'Bee' Thankful
The Medieval Origins of Thanksgiving Dinner
The Pirate, the Mailman and the Avocado: The Accidental History of Avocados in California
The most fragrant native plants are just heavenly. Here’s what to plant now
The Hidden History of the Housewarming Pineapple
Po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to: Let’s call the whole yam thing off.
When Voluntary Action Isn’t Enough: The Case For Regulating Pesticide-Coated Seed
Long before citrus reigned in Southern California, L.A. made wine. Lots of it
Fortune-telling with food is an age-old custom
In ‘The Cultivar Series,’ Uli Westphal Gets to the Root of Crop Diversity and Agricultural Modification
AMERICA’S LOST CROPS REWRITE THE HISTORY OF FARMING
Tropical Milkweed Doesn't Deserve the Bad Rap
Tulips for the desert?
Reverse Pollinator Decline in Your Backyard
Durian Fruit: 3-Year Old Eats The Smelliest Fruit on Earth!
Ojibwe harvest sacred, climate-imperiled wild rice
The Queen's Floral Legacy
‘The American lawn feels irresponsible’: the LA homes ditching grass for drought-friendly gardens
Eight Superfoods That Could Future-Proof Our Diet
Looking for fall vibes? Here are 8 places to pick apples within driving distance of L.A.
In the 1800s, This British Isle Was Covered in Groves of 12-Foot-Tall Kale
The Words We Use for Food: Understanding Labels at the Farmers Market and Grocery Store
Waterwise Gardening: Living the Dry Life
Why Birds Changed Their Tune During the Pandemic
Insect Pollinators are Essential for Seed Saving
Root Beer Plant
Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) A Noxious Weed No Longer Sold in Ventura County
Tropical Milkweed—A No-Grow
Monarch Migration Underway from Pacific Northwest
We’re in a heat wave. That’s going to completely change your winter garden plans
That Milkweed You Buy at Retail Nurseries May Contain Pesticides
Want a winter crop? Wait till November to plant
Meet the Urban Farmer Determined to Teach Others About Edible Landscapes
USDA Invests $300 Million to Help Farmers Transition to Organic Production
Using Weeds to Read the Soil: Some Basic Concepts to Get Started
Save the Tomatoes! How to Protect Your Raised Bed from a Heat Wave
Here’s What the Watermelon Was Up to Before It Tasted Good
Farmers’ Battle Against, and Now For, Milkweed
The urban garden transforming lives after prison: ‘I’m finally free’
Meet the Great Seed Detective
The consciousness of bees
Monarch Butterflies: Closer to Extinction
How urban planners' preference for male trees has made your hay fever worse
Why Beans Were an Ancient Emblem of Death
Getting to the root of watering the vegetable garden
How heatwaves are creating a pollen crisis
Meet the Woman Restoring Native American Peaches to the Southwest
Inside the Gently Competitive World of Giant Vegetable Growing
Tomato season is open!
Saving Your Trees From Drought!
Save trees first: Tips to keep them alive during drought
2,292 Plants Fill the Audience in Opening Performance at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu
Increasingly Heavy Farm Vehicles Are Crushing Soil Health
13 plants that thrive in raised garden beds in L.A., even in summer
When Tomatoes Were Blamed For Witchcraft and Werewolves
We’re in a megadrought. Here’s how to keep your veggie garden alive this summer
Native Plants for Southern California Pollinators
Wild mustard fields can be dazzling — and devastating
How the Rage for Sage Threatens Native American Traditions and Recipes
Find these 6 gardens hidden in unexpected places around Los Angeles
Does Adding Fungi to Soil Do More Harm Than Good?
Why Beans Were an Ancient Emblem of Death
Wildflowers Springing Up
Worm composting is great for the planet and your garden.
The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Crop Rotation
Remembering the ‘Kiwi Queen’ Who Revolutionized American Produce Aisles
The Fight To Save Chile’s Glorious White Strawberry
The Farmers and Gardeners Saving the South’s Signature Green
The White House Vegetable Garden: 10 Fascinating Facts
SoCal plant people: Here’s how to prepare for this week’s frosty winter storm
A plant that outlived dinosaurs is being poached to extinction, crime analysts warn
How to Resurrect Gold-Rush Era Orchards Ravaged by Fire
SNAP Benefits Can Be Used to Buy Seeds. Why Isn’t That Well Known?
He spends his days counting monarch butterflies in L.A. He could use your help
Urban Farming Can Actually Be Pretty Productive
Dig Into an Enormous Archive of Drawings Unveiling the Complex Root Systems of 1,180 Plants
The one gardening mistake you can’t afford to make: Feed Your Soil!
Exploring the ultimate Christmas plant, the poinsettia, and its Southern California history
Wild Poinsettias Can Grow 8 Feet Tall
The ‘Rock Food’ Feast That Looks Good Enough to Eat
The Myth, the Legend, the Parasite: Romance, Lore, and Science beneath the Mistletoe
Holiday Season Brings Poisonous Plants into the Home
Colored Micrographs Magnify Pollen Seeds, Plant Cells, and Leaf Structures
The Magnificent Orchards That Protect the World’s Fruit
After Record Low, Monarch Butterflies Return