Sowing the Seeds of Service: Ventura County Master Gardeners

When Nicole Vanole became a certified Master Gardener through the Ventura County Master Gardener Program, she didn’t know it would transform her life. “The people I’ve met, the friendships, working in teams—all of it has been very enriching,” says Vanole, now executive co-chair of the flourishing Master Gardener Program. The national program is chartered through the United States Department of…

Where Do We Go from Here?

My interest in electric bikes was piqued by my son who raved about his experience with the bikes during a visit to Schliersee, Germany. The electric, or e-bike, is equipped with an electric motor that assists a rider when going up hills. The e-bike may seem like a new technology, but, in fact, it is nearly 120 years old and…