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Landscaping: Getting rid of the grass to be green
Thursday Nov 27 2014
Auburn resident Ellen Stephens has always loved gardening — and her yard is a reflection of that dedication. “Touching the soil, caring for plants, creating beautiful ...
Reader Input: What we feed our children matters
Tuesday Oct 21 2014
Wow, last evening I watched the “Fed Up” movie at the State Theatre. What an eye-opener it was for me. One point that is high on my list is that this is the first gen ...
Telephone Pioneers respond to students’ need for backpacks
Monday Oct 13 2014
Thanks to a local service club, some local students are now equipped with new backpacks. Richard Huntley, a volunteer in the Rock Creek Elementary School garden and vice presiden ...
Burying hoard of gold coins in backyard could be costly mistake
Tuesday Mar 04 2014
The Auburn-area soil is soft from a series of rainstorms and Gold Country imaginations these days are fertile with the prospect of finding buried treasure. After all, it was only ...
A grid idea for saving water
Thursday Jan 23 2014
Drought conditions call for creative thinking. For Richard Huntley, master gardener and director of the compost education program at the Placer Nature Center, it’s a good tim ...
Red wigglers bring composting to life at library
Thursday Jul 18 2013
When vermicomposter Richard Huntley takes the lid off the bin of worms during a presentation, he gets an enthusiastic response. “Some (of the children) just want to c ...
Veterans reunite after nearly 50 years
Wednesday Apr 11 2012
Three Navy sailors reunited last month for the first time in 49 years since they had training school together at Mare Island in 1963. With a little help from social networking web ...
Leaf composting beats burning
Monday Jan 16 2012
The recent article “Ban on outdoor yard waste fires keeps Auburn backyard leaf burns on hold” (Journal, Jan. 13-14) does not address the advantage of not burning the leaves and ...
Rock Creek garden blooming as nutritional asset, teaching tool
Wednesday Nov 23 2011
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 ...
Take leaves, scraps and create black gold
Tuesday Nov 15 2011
Considering composting? Master composter Richard Huntley says autumn — with all the falling leaves — is an ideal time to get started. Huntley, who manages the composting progr ...
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