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Monarchs, Milkweed, And The Food Chain

Aug 24, 2018

Aug 24 -- Monarch butterflies have been declining for years, largely because it's hard for them to find milkweed, the only food source that nourishes the striped green and black caterpillars. Kate Marienchild, author of "Secrets of the Oak Woodlands," and her neighbor Phil Cool are working on what Cool calls "the monarch revolution." They're encouraging local people to grow milkweed and other plants to keep pollinators well-fed.

Efforts To Increase Market Match Program Underway

Aug 22, 2018

Aug 22, 2018 — Small farmers and local consumers have a common concern. Most small farmers can’t cash in on agricultural subsidies, which means they have to sell their produce at prices poor people can’t afford.

 

An exception to that is the Market Match Program, which allows CalFresh recipients to use their benefits at all farmers markets in Mendocino County. I went by the farmers market in Ukiah to talk to market manager Scott Cratty and farmer Ben Wolff about efforts to increase the amount of match money customers can use.

 

Rise Arts Tour Comes To Ukiah

Aug 20, 2018

Aug 20, 2018 -- The Rise Arts Tour came to the Veterans Memorial Hall in Ukiah on Sunday, August 19. It included screen printing, a concert, and workshops on how to make street murals and create demonstration songs.

Flow Kana Gets Multi-Use Permit

Aug 20, 2018

Aug 17, 2018 -- Flow Kana, the multi-use cannabis facility in Redwood Valley, got a permit to manufacture, test, and distribute cannabis at a recent Mendocino County Planning Commission meeting. The company will bring in Cascadia, an Oregon-based lab, to test cannabis on-site. Permitted farmers will be able to utilize the lab whether they work with Flow Kana or not. 

The company will be responsible for chip-sealing a section of Bel Arbres Road within two years, and the permit does not include public events. Check out the full story to hear more details.

When you think of seafood you probably think of fish right? Well there's another kind of seafood that we don't think about much. One most of us have eaten. John Lewallen has been harvesting seaweed from the state beach in Elk for almost forty years. 


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