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California Native Plant Society conserves native plants and their habitats by working closely with decision-makers, scientists, and local advocates.

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Opinion: Why Save Farmland and Habitat in Natomas?

Former Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo, and Susan Herre of the Environmental Council of Sacramento, take issue with a recent SacBee article and reject plans for unbridled development in Natomas.

(May 9, 2022) → Read the full The Natomas Buzz report
Farm and Tractor Days in Rio Linda

Vintage tractors, farm animals, hayrides, draft-horse pulling contests, and much more are coming to the Historic Farm House on Dry Creek Road in Rio Linda May 13 (Kid’s Day) and May 14.

(May 2, 2022) → Read the full Rio Linda Messenger report

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Image caption: César Chávez in 1979, originally photographed for U.S. News & World Report.
What’s the Best Way to Celebrate César Chávez Day?

Californians have the perfect opportunity to remember César Chávez by making March 31 a day of service.


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Holding Back the Bud Boom

California’s cannabis business is blossoming, but industry experts tell the Sacramento Bee that the state is leaving money on the table.


Image caption: RCDs look after the land, whether it’s used for grazing, growing, or getting out into nature.
California Dirt

What do resource conservation districts protect? Pretty much everything that’s worth saving.


Image caption: California’s three-year-old legal cannabis industry is already struggling. Here’s why.
The Crisis in California’s Legal Cannabis Industry, Explained

Cumbersome state bureaucracy and competition from their illegal counterparts has made life perilous for California’s nascent legal cannabis businesses.


Image caption: Some small composting facilities, made necessary by a methane-reduction law,  have been set up in or near community gardens.
Compost Belongs in the Garden

Californians Against Waste was one of the main advocates behind SB 1383, which requires California to divert 75 percent of its organic waste from landfills. California Local talked to CAW’s Nick Lapis to learn more about what it does and …


Image caption: At the dump, food waste is methane-producing garbage. At a farm, it's a valuable part of the food web.
Back to the Land, Not the Landfill

In 2022, California trash haulers will begin turning millions of tons of methane-emitting organic waste into a new cash crop: compost.


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