A honeybee, Apis mellifera, collects pollen from an almond flower at Sloughside Farms in Yolo County. The golden bulb on the bee’s hind leg is pollen packed into a specialized structure called a pollen basket, or corbicula. Photo by Will Suckow.
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Building sustainable livelihoods around our farms, ranches, forests and rivers.
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GivingGarden will connect neighbors through a produce-sharing service. It's superlocal, like NextDoor, but devoted solely to food and gardening.