Fence is UP at Boggs Tract!

After a long hard weekend of work, the fence is up at Boggs Tract Community Farm! Jeremy Terhune, PUENTES Executive Director, offers a very special THANK YOU to the following people and organizations for donating their time and resources  to build our fabulous fence: Boy Scout Troop  170 Valley Oaks Ward of the Stockton Stake Scoutmaster […]

Eco-farming can double food output in developing world

Many farmers in developing nations can double food production within a decade by shifting to ecological agriculture from use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, a U.N. report showed on Tuesday. Insect-trapping plants in Kenya and Bangladesh’s use of ducks to eat weeds in rice paddies are among examples of steps taken to increase food for a world […]

Income should not determine access to healthy food…

Obesity’s hidden factor: high cost of healthy meals End childhood obesity within a generation – this is the goal of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative. Mrs. Obama’s campaign focuses on sedentary children and lots of unhealthy snacking as the drivers of childhood obesity. In the national dialogue on obesity among adults, the discussion isn’t […]

Gardeners can help safeguard imperiled plants

Plants are pulling a vanishing act, and gardeners may have to play a larger role on the world stage if vulnerable species are to be preserved and restored. Imperiled animals and birds generally get top billing, said James Wandersee, a botanist and educator at Louisiana State University, who called the appreciation gap between flora and […]

S.J. teen epidemic of sugared drinks

STOCKTON – Stockton teenagers have a drinking problem, but in this case, it’s not about alcohol. It’s about kids getting fat. Their drink of choice is sugar-sweetened beverages – sodas, sports drinks and juices. Legal to have anywhere and sold virtually everywhere. But nowhere in California are adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 […]