Join KRCB-FM for the SOFA Arts District's annual street festival: Winterblast! There will be food, family entertainment, live music, performers, costumes, puppets, the SOFA parade and ART! This event is FREE.  

KRCB-FM will be in the garden at Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street, serving beer and wine - with proceeds going to KRCB North Bay Public Media. 

Understanding Roots

Nov 24, 2015

  What we see growing in our gardens and landscapes is only part of what’s actually happening there. So effective cultivation requires Understanding Roots.  

As the importance of fungi in the soil has become more widely recognized, commercial products have come onto the market offering “inoculants” to be added to yards and gardens. But Robert Kourik warns they may do more harm than good.

Re-introducing Medicinal Herbs

Nov 11, 2015

After a lifetime of studying, growing, and teaching the use of medicinal herbs, Rosemary Gladstar is going back to basics in her latest book.

After working with medicinal herbs for more than 40 years now, Rosemary Gladstar is more convinced than ever of their importance and efficacy.

Feeding Birds In Your Backyard? Time to Quit

Aug 14, 2015
Flickr user Scott Paterson (Creative Commons)

Have a bird feeder in your yard? You might want to get rid of it. On today's North Bay Report KRCB looks at the effects of bird feeding to find that it might be doing more harm than good. 

Tending the Harvest for the Hungry Garden

Oct 8, 2014
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  A passion for gardening is only part of what drives the volunteers whose Harvest for the Hungry garden in Santa Rosa donates thousands of pounds of fresh organic produce to local non-profits, year-round. 

Because the produce grown there is donated, not sold, the Harvest for the Hungry garden relies heavily on its yearly spring plant sale for operating expenses. Volunteer Katy Torgerson says one of the attractions they offer is a huge array of tomato varieties.

Tired of your thirsty lawn? Get paid to rip it out

May 28, 2014


In dry times, many homeowners search for ways to save both money and water. On today’s North Bay Report we profile one local program that is paying residents to get rid of their water-hungry lawns. 

 Across the United States, there are 40 million acres of turf grass, according to some estimates. That’s more than the land dedicated to corn, wheat and fruit trees -- combined. That makes lawns and yards the nation’s largest irrigated crop.  

Building Community Through Shared Resilience

May 15, 2014

  When Daily Acts launched their 350 Home and Garden Challenge four years ago, their goal was to enlist 350 people or households in committing to take a specific action to help the environment and their community. The response has been so strong, they have now dropped the number (while increasing their goal tenfold) and changed the name to the Community Resilience Challenge. It’s coming up this weekend; here’s an update.

The Economics of Rainwater Catchment Systems

Mar 20, 2014

Capturing rainwater for yard and garden use is practical and environmental. But it’s not an investment that will pencil out anytime soon.

Below, students at Healdsburg High School installed an eight-barrel catchment system on their campus with support from Guerneville's Blue Barrel Systems.

Rainwater Catchment Systems

Mar 19, 2014

It’s fairly simple to capture and collect rainfall from rooftops, and use it for watering yards and gardens. But it’s a limited antidote to drought.

Defending Your Yard Against Drought

Jan 27, 2014

  Vineyards and other agricultural operations are bracing for a very dry growing year in California, and homeowners with landscaping or gardens will need to do likewise. We get some tips for residential water management on today’s segment.

Updating the Sebastopol Grange

Oct 7, 2013
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

Old ideas and a new generation have combined to revive the Sebastopol Grange, and brought statewide attention to the refreshed agriculture support group.

The upwelling of interest in the Sebastopol Grange is far from unique, says Vice President  Lawrence  Jaffee. The local group is part of a growing trend.

Children’s Museum to Break Ground

Jun 3, 2013
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

First it was a dream. Then it was a campaign. Now the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is becoming tangible, with the ground-breaking for an elaborate garden and outdoor learning center held over the weekend.