The sewage sludge that many wastewater treatment facilities lightly treat and then sell in the United States as household fertilizer contains concerning levels of controversial substances. Last year, the Sierra Club and Michigan Ecology Center discovered toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS or “eternal chemicals,” in nineRead More →

The sewage sludge that many wastewater treatment facilities lightly treat and then sell in the United States as household fertilizer contains concerning levels of controversial substances. Last year, the Sierra Club and Michigan Ecology Center discovered toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS or “eternal chemicals,” in nineRead More →

Photo: istockphoto.com Nothing tastes better than freshly picked herbs, vegetables and fruits, but you don’t need a big garden or the perfect climate to be successful. With an indoor garden, you can harvest healthy produce all year round. Indoor gardening is slightly different than caring for flower beds outdoors, soRead More →

For low-income Californians who can’t afford fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables, the suggestion to just grow their own is well-meaning, but overly simplistic, advice. UC Cooperative Extension in Riverside County brings together students, agencies, nutrition educators and gardening experts to work alongside families to grow produce in garden plots atRead More →