garden

Chana High School garden a fertile ground for educational fun

Chana High School’s garden students have seen harvest season before – a time when months or years of hard work and careful planning pay off. As students have started t ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Two local fire districts to share one chief; High school garden bears fall pumpkins for fellow students and trick-or-treat safety this Halloween

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Penryn’s fire chief will now be splitting his duties as he will be working with the Newcastle Fire Protection District. Reporter Andrew Westrope ...

Vandals put a damper on Northside Elementary School project

COOL – An act of vandalism last weekend quashed Northside Elementary School’s plans for its student pumpkin-growing project, but school officials are trying to make hay ...

Paint store burned hotly

Just to follow up on my story concerning the area near the State Theater that will have a garden (“What kind of store burned?” Reader Input, June 7). As to the building ...

Rock Creek school garden sows enthusiasm for healthy eating

The menu at Rock Creek Elementary cafeteria has had a special addition lately ? lettuce from the school garden. Back in production since last fall, the garden got a spring renovat ...

Rock Creek garden blooming as nutritional asset, teaching tool

Volunteer Ella Rossitto appreciates students really digging in and she’s seeing a lot of that in Rock Creek Elementary School’s Life Lab garden and composting programs. “Our ...

Auburn garden in harmony with formal, whimsical notes

Precision-trimmed boxwood hedges create the feeling of order and formality in Helen Rebollo’s Auburn garden. But look closer and there’s plenty of whimsy, too. Arbors, garden ...

Auburn garden is thriving family tribute

The towering silverleaf maples, oaks and coastal redwoods that frame Jo An Loop’s backyard have a special meaning to her. She and her husband planted them when they moved into th ...

Ask the Master Gardeners: Attract ‘good bugs’ for healthier plants

By Elaine Applebaum Placer County Master Gardener Question: Is there anything I can do to increase the number of ladybugs, praying mantids and other “good bugs” in my yard? ...

Seasoning with color

With splashes of vibrant magentas, deep greens and blues, Ruben and Virginia Carrillo’s Granite Bay backyard is a garden lover’s paradise. Any time of the year, trees through ...