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Bay Area Bountiful: Winter Wild
Season six of Bay Area Bountiful brings you to the wild side of winter in our first episode, Winter Wild. In the next edition of Bay Area Bountiful, discover how the changing season impacts the natural patterns of wild creatures from the sky to the soil. We’ll see why the Bay Area plays an important...
Dr. Sajeemas "Mint" Pasakdee is a University of California Cooperative Extension master gardener. Her passion is studying the amazing microscopic world of the soil food web: the complex interaction of plants and animals that are the foundation of rich soil that healthy plants depend on. Special than...
Loren Poncia discovered the powers of carbon sequestration after partnering with the Marin Carbon Project a decade ago. After learning from the environmental stewardship program, Poncia has continued to implement carbon farming practices at Stemple Creek Ranch. Since incorporating compost at the ran...
Kevin Lunny founded West Marin Compost after realizing the local need to recycle organic materials from the area into nutrient-rich and biologically active soil amendments which could be placed right back into the land in Marin County. Lunny's creation of the composting facility filled a void in the...
Jack Chambers co-founded the Sonoma Valley Worm Farm a quarter of a century ago after a surprising discovery in his home garden's compost bin. The composting worms he had bought from a local bait worm farm had processed his compost pile into a refined and nutrient-dense soil––vermicompost. Ever sinc...
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Bay Area Bountiful: Life Underground – Bay Area Soil Health
In this edition of Bay Area Bountiful, we dig below Earth’s surface to get the dirt on what it takes to make healthy soils. We learn about the impacts of soil salinity, why composting and carbon sequestering are vital, how soils can retain more water and recharge subterranean aquifers, and what the...
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Bay Area Bountiful: Hazy Daze - Bay Area Air Quality
More wildfires and higher temperatures combine to produce more days with poor air quality throughout our region. Bay Area Bountiful visits the Bay area Air Quality Management District to learn about the unique Bay geography and weather patterns that affect clear skies, and the district’s ongoing eff...
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Wine Harvest and Fire Season Means Bad Air for Agricultural Workers
Late summer is grape harvest season in Sonoma County, an extremely important time for Sonoma County’s billion dollar wine industry. Unfortunately, now, because of climate change, harvest coincides with California’s annual fire season. That puts harvest workers, like Anabel Garcia, on the front lines...
Neighbors who live near San Jose's Reid-Hillview Airport have been living with noise and air pollution for many years. Now a new study commissioned by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has found definitive proof that lead from the leaded fuel exhaust of small aircraft constantly flying ove...
Executive Director Eddie Ahn of Brightline Defense is a passionate advocate for the underserved of San Francisco. We climb up to the roof with he and his team as they install an air quality sensor near a busy City freeway interchange so that it can start monitoring pollution there. Data collected by...
Late summer is grape harvest season in Sonoma County, an extremely important time for Sonoma County’s billion dollar wine industry. Unfortunately, now, because of climate change, harvest coincides with California’s annual fire season. That puts harvest workers, like Anabel Garcia, on the front lines...
Barbara has documented the harming effects of the warming oceans and has seen first-hand bleaching coral, bacterial diseases, loss of fish habitat and more. For the past 10 years while snorkeling around St John, Barbara has collected over 90,000+ images. Although not a trained scientist, Barbara’s r...

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