Articles by: Paul Baca

How to grow vegetables in a drought

How to grow vegetables in a drought

July 29, 2014 at 6:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Some gardeners are having second thoughts about having a vegetable garden during the drought, but there are ways to conserve water and still have a robust garden. Contra Costa Master Gardener Marian Woodard offer her best tips for growing strong, productive plants while cutting back on water use: Pay attentionRead More

Discussing California’s drought, fire season and political debates

Discussing California’s drought, fire season and political debates

July 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm Comments are Disabled

The July 11 episode of KQED Newsroom discussed the growing environmental concerns, political debates and financial impact California will face during fire season leading up to the fall election.

California’s golf courses gird for long, dry summer

California’s golf courses gird for long, dry summer

May 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Gripping a hose, Robert Hirsch, a maintenance worker at DeLaveaga Golf Course in Santa Cruz, sprays a dry patch of grass, several feet away from a lush green where a group of golfers practice chipping with their 9-irons. “In another month, all of this will be brown,” Hirsch says asRead More