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April 17, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Springtime: Possibilities and Surprises

The bees are really happy that I sprinkled wildflower seeds over the dry earth in my yard last winter.  Nothing was growing after we stopped watering the grass that used to be there. Native wildflowers came up after the rains about a month … Continue reading

March 6, 2013
by Mimi Holtz
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Mimi Avocado Takes a Farm Tour with California Farm Water Coalition – Part 2

Continued from  Mimi Avocado Takes a Farm Tour with California Farm Water Coalition – Part 1 After lunch, our farm tour continued as  we drove north toward  the Coachella Valley  and  headed out to an area off the main road … Continue reading

March 2, 2013
by Mimi Holtz
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Mimi Avocado Takes a Farm Tour with California Farm Water Coalition – Part 1

When we enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables, we may think about where they came from or how they were grown  but we rarely think about the water that was used to grow that  food.  Last weekend I was part of … Continue reading

April 22, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Every Day is Earth Day in the Avocado Grove

We see hawks all the time here on the ranch…flying by…soaring on the wind…but rarely sitting low to the ground.  We saw this fellow this afternoon near our house.   Sitting  there in the Cotoneaster bushes,  we worried that he might … Continue reading

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