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Outdoor Living

A secret garden in Oakmont

See how a vacant Santa Rosa backyard has been transformed into a flourishing sanctuary.

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Dear Abby: Boyfriend’s abusive parents worry girlfriend

A reader worries that negative behavior could run in her boyfriend’s family.

Rosemary McCreary

Homegrown: Boost soil with wood ashes

Farmers have long recycled wood ashes in fields and growing beds, putting to work the nutrients that remain after wood burns.

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