Karen Killebrew

Career change marries interests, outdoors

Karen Killebrew went through a sort of midlife career change and came out of it a satisfied and content soul. Disenchanted with her career in the travel industry and how the Sept ...

PlacerGROWN: Farming reaps many rewards, challenges

The rewards of farming are many, as our local farmers will tell you. Those who choose direct marketing, such as selling at local farmers’ markets, value building relationships ...

Kaminsky cream of the crop

The 2010 Farmer of the Year Award was presented to Bryan Kaminsky by PlacerGROWN at their 15th annual Food and Farm Conference at Lincoln High School on Jan. 30. Kaminsky, who ...

PlacerGROWN gears up for farm conference

For 15 years Placer County farmers and ranchers have taken advantage of a unique opportunity to improve their craft and share their knowledge. The PlacerGROWN Food & Farm Confere ...

It’s easy to keep your dollars local during the holidays

As the holidays approach, now is the time to “Think Local First” when shopping for gifts and meals and when entertaining family and friends. There is no better gift than fo ...

Fall a wonderful time to celebrate Placer’s bounty

Fall is a wondrous season in the foothills. There’s no better time to take a drive along the rural roads that stitch together our communities. Take historic Route 40 or the L ...

Family Day spotlights zest for mandarin farming

There won’t be a Placer Farm & Barn Tour this year. But PlacerGrown is stepping in to fill the gap with Family Day on the Farm, offering an up-close look at mandarin production. ...

Farm a big factor at the Fair

It’s time once again for the annual excitement that is the Gold Country Fair. Beyond the midways with their neon lights and exhilarating rides, past the hucksters hawking the ...

Reinvestment act pays students to renovate Chana High garden

Over the past couple of months, several Chana High School students were given an outdoor alternative to the typical summer job. Chana was awarded a $21,500 grant as part of the Am ...

Revitalization suggestions

Auburn should look to other communities that have revitalized downtowns. Research what stores and services we lack and charge the Economic Development Commission with creating a pl ...

Seen & Heard: Killebrew attends training

PlacerArts Program Specialist Karen Killebrew recently attended the Sierra Leadership Institute, held at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. Offered for the 10th year in 2008 by the Si ...
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