Continuing Drought Conditions Threaten California Wine Industry

California Vineyards Face Uncertain Future California’s wine industry is facing some rough times – again. It took many decades to create a California wine industry that is world renown, but a few more dry years could wipe out all that progress. As reported by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources News Blog, the prolonged drought is building […]

California Agriculture Facing $2 Billion Losses as Wells Run Dry

Local wells begin to run dry as growers and cities turn to disappearing ground water as drought continues. Groundwater situation in California called “a slow-moving train wreck.” Californians fell short of 20% water reduction called for by Governor Brown. The 5% voluntary reduction was not enough to hold off mandatory state-wide water restrictions. Many California […]

Voluntary Cutbacks Fall Short As California Drought Deepens

A recent report in CNN’s online edition says California’s water woes are not going away. California’s residents and businesses are facing water shortages and – although the water districts don’t like using the ‘R’ word – rationing. Recent reports issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say a possible El Nino year may not be enough […]

Californians Invited to Participate in Day of Citizen Science May 8

University of California Day of Citizen Science The University of California’s Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources marks its 100th anniversary May 8th with a day of Citizen Science. Follow in the path of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other citizen scientists and add to the body of knowledge. The University of California is a […]

Carol Haverty Leads Welcome to the Garden Classes March 13 and 20

Carol Haverty Dispensing Gardening Advice at the EarthDay Celebration Carol Haverty, Camarillo Garden Guide, presents two brand new ‘Welcome to the Garden’ classes through Pleasant Valley Recreation & Parks District. The Feb. 20th & 27th class was on ‘Succulents & Companions‘. Carol is locally famous for her succulent extensive collection. The upcoming March 13th & […]