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Mark your Calendar for Earth Day Mill Valley

Come join the fun at Earth Day Mill Valley, a free community event on Sunday, April 21, 2024, from 11am to 2pm, at the Mill Valley Community Center. This family-friendly event will feature fun activities and green exhibits for all ages, in a beautiful outdoor setting. Dozens of booths hosted by environmental and community groups, […]

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Leaves that Disappear in the Night

First you see them, then you don’t. Those glossy new leaves that cloaked the branches on your dwarf fruit tree seemed to disappear overnight! Same with the succulent mahogany-colored foliage on your prize rose plant, and the prickly leathery leaves on a large chunk of your California live oak.  What’s up with that?  Even your

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An Easy New Tool to Help ID Animal Pests

Have something creating holes in your garden soil, or eating your oranges? But don’t see any obvious pests? The new tool from the University of California, Wildlife Pest Identification Tool, may help you find an answer.  This online tool will help you narrow down potential vertebrate pests using signs of the critter.  Using a photo

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National Houseplant Appreciation Day

Do you have plants growing indoors?  National Houseplant Appreciation Day is January 10, and it’s a good reminder to give your houseplants a little extra attention to keep them thriving. Take a close look at the leaves when cleaning them.  Do any appear a little pale or have some sticky stuff on the leaves? If

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