How to keep your garden happy in the heat

Chances are you’re reading this from the comfort of your airconditioned house with windows closed and curtains drawn in hopes of staving off the sweltering summer heat. But outside, your poor plants are drooping and lamenting the fact that they don’t have the option of […]

Turn your backyard into a pollinator’s paradise

Globally, bee populations have been on the decline for the better part of a century, a troubling trend considering the important role these pollinators play in our survival. “We would not have the variety and supply of different foods available if we didn’t have honeybees […]

Pick your own at Lodi Blooms

To say the fourth generation farmer behind Lodi Blooms, James Chinchiolo, is eager for the upcoming 2021 U-pick Cherry Season would be an understatement. He is beaming with excitement as he walks through his cherry orchard at Lodi Blooms farm with fiancé Evelyn Ferraiolo on […]

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10 Ways To Make Mom Smile This May

Mother’s Day 2021 falls on Sunday, May 9. If you don’t already have this day circled on your calendar, do it now. Mother’s Day is the occasion to show the important women in your life  how much you appreciate them. Add to her garden.Give her a new […]

Thrifting in the 209

Between discovering unique pieces, scoring amazing deals, and doing your part to protect the environment and reduce waste, you can’t go wrong by shopping second-hand! Whether you’re looking to clean out your closet or upgrade your look, San Joaquin county has a vast array of […]

On Down the Road: Harris Ranch

With leisure travel back open, many of us are itching to explore outside of our bubbles. For many it’s motivated by the reduction in cases, for some it’s the lifting of restrictions, and for others the ability to get vaccinated has them yearning to hit […]

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Sixty years as sisters

For 60 years the cities of Lodi and Kofu, Japan have fostered a relationship across cultures and more than 5000 miles, sharing their histories, traditions, and love of vineyards with each other. Sister Cities were born of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vision to create a […]

A sustainability BINGO scavenger hunt

In celebration of Earth Day, we thought we’d do a little re-education on LODI RULES, Lodi Wine’s third-party certified wine grape sustainability program. After all, sustainability is the way of life for Lodi wine’s grape growers and vintners. Encompassing social equity, economic viability, and environmental […]

The Owl Box expands to e-commerce to meet community needs

The Owl Box, Tracy’s charming, mother/daughter-owned boutique, is a community staple known for unique, local treasures that make the perfect gifts for friends and family members. But after the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted brick and mortar shopping in March of 2020, co-owner Rachel Gabbert saw […]

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