* Editor’s note: This story published originally in July 2012. Yolo County is home to the only center in North America devoted to researching and supporting the many facets of the olive industry. The Olive Center, established at UC Davis four years ago, has made strides in helping the olive industry improve. It also caused […]
Monsanto Company unveiled a $31 million, state-of-the-art laboratory and office expansion of its vegetable and seed research headquarters Thursday, making Yolo County the home of the world’s largest site dedicated to vegetable seed health research.
Several hundred Monsanto employees and local government officials attended the grand opening ceremony. The facility will employ 250 full-time workers and 150 contract seasonal employees, including UC Davis student interns who scout for issues developing in the field.
Monsanto, whose products are sold in 160 countries, has 4,000 employees worldwide.
Suspended 200 feet above the Cosumnes River Gorge on a flat, 1-inch-wide line, Jerry Miszewski put one foot in front of the other and crossed the 451-foot-wide expanse to complete the world’s longest highline walk last year.
Unlike tightrope walking, Miszewski is a slackliner — an up-and-coming sport that uses flat, webbed, elastic lines that athletes walk across or use to perform acrobatic feats.
In the early days of the sport, Miszewski wouldn’t have been able to complete the world-record walk. He had to design his own equipment first.
Keeping peace in any neighborhood is not an easy task. Toss in an airport, and the situation becomes even more of a balancing act. Yolo County administrators find themselves juggling local economic growth with residential safety. Administrators say they are not seeking to increase commerce at Yolo County Airport, adding that safety enhancements over the next three […]
Before throwing old wood or pruned tree branches into the green-recycle waste bin, consider recycling them into a living sponge that will save you from higher water bills and your garden from wilting. Modeled after the nutrient-rich and sponge-like effects that fallen trees create on forest floors, hugelkultur is a self-sustaining, self-sufficient permaculture gardening technique […]
The interactive and educational demonstration gardens of Davis’ Central Park have stimulated the senses and awakened the creativity of gardeners for years — helping novice and green-thumbed gardeners turn their yards into sustainable havens filled with flowering aromas and food.
The fall planting season will kick off the Central Park Garden’s monthly workshops with a vegetable garden workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on B Street between Third and Fourth streets, demonstrating starting seeds …
Yolo County is home to the only center in North America devoted to researching and supporting the many facets of the olive industry. The Olive Center, established at UC Davis three years ago, has made strides in helping the olive industry improve. It also caused an international stir last year when a joint study with […]