Squash at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds
KRCB/Steve Mencher

The National Heirloom Exposition returned to Santa Rosa last week. You may have seen photos of the enormous piles of squashes that have become the event’s calling card. But the fair is about more than simply showing off the shapes and colors of fruits and vegetables. It’s about growing food that’s tasty and also fits a sustainable worldview, as Steve Mencher reports.

Tiffany Camhi

  Now that we’re well into spring, gardens across the North Bay have been getting some familiar visitors - Bees. And a new book called “The Bee-Friendly Garden” offers ideas to help attract even more of the pollen-seeking insects. We headed north to check out the buzzing garden of co-author and bee-enthusiast Kate Frey