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California’s water cutbacks: Good news, but at what price?

So, it’s official: California’s water use dropped by 27 percent in June–the first month of Governor Brown’s mandatory cutbacks during our historic drought. Some cities even exceeded the target. That’s the good news. But there’s bad news for some Californians, hitting them right in the pocketbook! 

Losing your lawn? Plant a meadow.

Meadows make better sense than lawns for dry California, says Andrea Hurd, the award-winning landscape designer behind Mariposa Gardening & Design and guest blogger for Sunset. Here are her top eight reasons.

5 ways to maintain a veggie garden in dry times

In our July story Edible Garden Party, writer Miranda Jones introduces readers to the talented Erin Scott, Berkeley-based author of the popular cooking blog Yummy Supper.

Sage advice

Whether you’re considering redecorating, cleaning up your garden, or heading into the great outdoors, here are some genius ideas to get you started.