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Yardsmart: How to be a good neighbor in urban agriculture

With the retirement of buggy horses in the city a century ago, the mess, smell and flies suddenly declined. Eventually ordinances were drafted to gradually purge the urban world of farm animals, solving a multitude of problems they caused in high density areas. Today these old ways of thinking are challenged by urban agriculture aficionados who are bringing chickens and other livestock into the city.

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Plumber: Check out these new bar faucet features

Q: Dear Ed: After years of planning and part-time work, I'm finishing up my basement wet bar. All I need to do is install the bar faucet and sink. I already have the bar sink but need to look for a nice bar faucet. Is there anything new with bar faucets that I should check out when I purchase the faucet?

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A garden for special-needs kids grows

The banana peels come from the pie shop. The carrot pulp comes from the juice bar. Food remnants at Bob Roth's New River Groves in Davie do not go in the garbage. They head for compost containers out back, 5-gallon paint buckets where scraps are turned into gardening gold by students with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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On Gardening: Wild Irish daylily continues to mesmerize

This is my fourth year to be watching our American Hemerocallis Display Garden and each year the selection Wild Irish catches my eye like few other daylilies. Each year I post it on our Facebook and the hits views and likes come pouring in. It's no wonder that an internet search finds it readily available from numerous sources.

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Take a tour of Bobbye West Thompson's Los Osos garden

Bobbye West Thompson and her husband, Kim, have transformed their yard in Los Osos into one of SLO County’s most colorful and imaginative gardens.
David Middlecamp The Tribune
Take a tour of Bobbye West Thompson's Los Osos garden 0:45

Take a tour of Bobbye West Thompson's Los Osos garden

Tour a 4,200-square-foot home that overlooks the wooded hillsides in Templeton 1:00

Tour a 4,200-square-foot home that overlooks the wooded hillsides in Templeton

Tour this SLO garden full of succulents 0:27

Tour this SLO garden full of succulents

Take a tour of a remodeled 1903 Paso Robles hilltop cottage 1:08

Take a tour of a remodeled 1903 Paso Robles hilltop cottage