Humboldt Homegrown Tomatoes

Tips for temperate gardeners

(June 18, 2015) In a foggy, temperate climate, most of us know the drill: Start seeds indoors in early spring and use grow lights if you have 'em. Plant in fertile soil with...

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Climate Change 101

Part 1: Global Warming

(June 11, 2015) Confusion reigns around the terms "global warming" and "climate change." I often see gleeful blog comments from climate-change deniers to the effect of, Scientists are so unsure of global warming...

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Six Continents in Eight Blocks

A walk among the trees in Arcata

(June 11, 2015) Whether in their natural ecosystems, on old estates or in botanical gardens, the value of being in the presence of trees has been recognized for centuries. This, I believe, helps...

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A Recipe for Popularity

Plant more cutting flowers

(June 4, 2015) Though I think of myself as a reasonably pleasant person, I don't attempt to fool myself as to the source of my popularity every summer. No, it's not my vivacious...

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Easy, Tigers

(June 4, 2015) Tiger by the Tail Looking out my window I saw a large, yellow and black striped butterfly, the Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus). The family papilio includes the zebra, black, spicebush, anise,...

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Who started it? Who cares?

Sometimes desire leads, sometimes it follows

(June 4, 2015) One of the most frequent complaints we therapists hear is about one partner not initiating sex as much as the other. It often sounds something like, "Our sex life is...

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Theory of Anything

(May 28, 2015) Last spring, researchers observing from the South Pole BICEP2 telescope claimed to have found virtually indisputable proof that the universe began in a spurt of insanely rapid inflation nearly 14...

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Oars in the Water

Joining the crew on Humboldt Bay

(May 28, 2015) When he gets wind of my plans to go rowing on Humboldt Bay, my husband eyeballs me sternly over his reading glasses. "Be careful." he warns. "One wrong move and...

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Plant a Living Playhouse

(May 21, 2015) It's the middle of May and time to plant sunflowers! There are many beautiful varieties to choose from, and they are easy to grow — just work up a spot...

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The Great Bike Helmet Debate

(May 14, 2015) Hey Barry, where's your helmet?" called out the city council member as I cycled past her on Seventh Street this morning. She's certainly in tune with conventional wisdom, which holds...

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Sheriff: $26 Million Worth of Marijuana Eradicated on Island Mountain

(June 26, 2015) The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office served search warrants on eight properties during the course of its Island Mountain raids this weekend, seizing or eradicating 23,000 plants, 4,000 pounds of marijuana,...

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