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New state law could sprout small farms across the county

New state law could sprout small farms across the county

REGION — Richard Winkler has witnessed how small gardens can breathe new life into neighborhoods across San Diego County. And he’s hopeful the recent passage of the California Urban Agriculture Zones Act will encourage the trend.

Report: Avocado crop values are down

Report: Avocado crop values are down

COAST CITIES — Phil Henry, owner of Henry Avocado Company in Escondido, noted that last year was especially difficult for his industry.

Farming education center sprouts from dormant land

Farming education center sprouts from dormant land

ENCINITAS — Scott Murray’s shovel plunged into the ground on a sunny afternoon.