Feed the Soil: Former news anchor Wendy Tokuda’s passion for restorative agriculture

OAKLAND, Calif. — If not for the concrete driveway leading up to her house, one might mistake Wendy Tokuda’s garden as part of the native Oakland, Calif. landscape. It’s a quiet community of coyote brush, Ceanothus, coffeeberry and flowering currants beneath stands of Redwoods and bay laurels. Monkeyflowers nod and drifts of poppies move with […]

Composting isn’t a waste

Compost makes me think about life’s basics. Compost is decomposed (waste) plant matter. It’s in the dirt under our feet. We wouldn’t be alive, of course, if the soil couldn’t sustain us — to grow the food we eat. Common sense may say that if one takes stuff out of the soil (for growing food), […]

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