Napa County U.C. Master Gardeners offer Drought Tips for “Gardening in Harmony with our Climate”

Always a great source of advice for planning and maintaining sustainable and enjoyable landscapes, the master gardeners also offer great tips for getting your plants through the drought, in addition to the normal “stresses” of a Mediterranean climate. Native plants are best adapted to the rhythms of the seasons, so it’s important to garden in harmony with our climate, using water efficiently and applying wise gardening practices. Get information on planting strategies and how different types of plants cope with less water. To learn more, click here.

Recycling or Composting – Which One Should I Choose?

When faced with the choice of recycling or composting something that could go either way, what’s the best choice to make? Well, anything that can be recycled, should be, but once it’s all used up, put in it the compost bin. Recycling is valuable because it saves precious resources like energy and trees and composting helps enrich the soil, so they both support a healthy environment. Napa Waste and Recycling turns your food scraps, yardwaste and other organic material into compost and with their upgraded composting technology, they’re diverting stuff from the landfill and creating renewable fuel for their trucks! Their goal is to create a Zero-Waste Napa. To learn more, click here.

Time for a Pantry Makeover?

Karen Schuppert is a natural chef and certified nutritionist who helps people put a healthy spin on what’s in the kitchen pantry. She loves to share her tips for healthy eating and cooking through weekly classes and individual consultations with people who need support for special diets, like gluten-free and vegan alternatives. Karen also hosts private classes, in homes and corporate settings, for groups or spouses. You can sign up for her mailing list to get the latest info on her classes and events or check her out around town at places like Hurley Farms, Whole Foods and Silverado Cooking School. To learn more, click here.