Tom Harper

Low impact trend growing

During Julia Boorinakis-Harper’s two-hour KVMR radio show, “Notes from Underground,” she’ll play music that’s experimental, cutting edge and from far ...

Cultivating figs — it’s not all cut and dried

At Sinclair Family Farm in Penryn it’s fig-drying time. August is a prime ripening month for the easy-to-cultivate fruit. The Sinclairs maintain three trees — produ ...

Meddlers Report – July 30, 2014

The Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter ...

New growing season buzz is guarded for Placer’s agricultural industry

  Blossoms are heavy on Placer County’s fruit trees, signaling the start of another growing season. But like any season that depends on weather, there are still plenty ...

Foothill beekeepers share tricks of the trade

For beekeeper Tom Harper, honey tastes good and it’s nice to have plenty of it. He’s also comfortable working among the hives. “I think there’s a funny feeling when you op ...