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Meg Mcconahey

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Recent articles by Meg:

Tips and tools to garden at any age and ability

Marin County master gardener and adaptive gardening expert Toni Gattone has a new book filled with tips so you don’t have to give up gardening because of age or disabilities. → Read More

How to tour eco-friendly gardens in the North Bay online

Organizers for the annual Eco-Friedly Garden Tour of North Bay landscapes are working to put the entire experience online, including a plant sale with home delivery. → Read More

Santa Rosa garden guru answers all your tomato questions

Stephen Albert’s “Tomato Grower’s Answer Book” probably covers anything you would want to know about choosing, planting, pruning, feeding, maintaining and harvesting America’s favorite fruit. → Read More

Sonoma County neighbors scold vacation renters over coronavirus getaways

The heat is on homeowners still renting to short-term guests, citing the coronavirus risk to small towns with older populations, limited resources and few health facilities to speak of. → Read More

Tips to harden your home from wildfires

The biggest threat to property comes not from flames but from flying embers. Here are ways to harden your home. → Read More

Cleaning, disinfecting tips to keep your home free of coronavirus

Keep household surfaces clean and disinfected, and do laundry on the warmest setting to prevent the virus from spreading. → Read More

Petaluma’s CatStudio a cushion against hard world

Embroidered products evoke nostalgia, tell stories → Read More

Petaluma family discovers love of cycling, trades car trips for bike rides

"I’ve seen places in Sonoma County that I never knew existed until I discovered them on my bike,” cyclist Cherie Barnett said. → Read More

How to create a Valentine's Day bouquet that represents love, friendship

How to create the perfect bouquet for every occasion. → Read More

Home outdoor space trends for 2020 have kids, pets and wildlife in mind

Home trends for 2020 include more open-air dining, bringing the kitchen outdoors with the dinner table (and kitchen) moved outside. → Read More

LumaCon in Petaluma is all about literacy, wrapped in fun

Behind the cosplay, crafts and competitions, Petaluma’s mini comic convention has a serious mission — to spark a love of reading and inspire kids to get in touch with their creative side. → Read More

20 years later, did our predictions about the 2000s pan out?

In 1999, The Press Democrat talked to futurists for a commemorative publication, “Envision,” that peered ahead at the dawn of the new millennium. → Read More

Four fun outdoor events in Sonoma County over the holidays

From hiking Taylor Mountain to restoring Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, here's a few fun events to get outside during the holidays. → Read More

Petaluma Profile: Wetlands guide authors encourage appreciation of local treasure

Authors of Petaluma Wetland guide say stop, look and listen → Read More

Stop, look and listen to wildlife in Petaluma wetlands with new field guide

A new field guide for spotting wildlife enriches walks through this string of parks in Petaluma. → Read More

5 ways to get outside in Sonoma County in mid-December

From a yoga hike to a Christmas tree bike ride, here are the best ways to make the most of the winter weather this upcoming week. → Read More

Petaluma Victorian gets dressed up for holiday home tour

Iconic refurfished home one of three in annual lighted home event → Read More

Sonoma couple revamps home featured in 'American Graffiti'

The exterior of the century-old home hasn't changed, but the homeowners added a modern flair to the interior. → Read More

Sonoma man reflects on life as an Apollo astronaut

Rusty Schweickart did the first manned flight test of Apollo 9 in March 1969, which paved the way four months later for Apollo 11. → Read More

Sonoma County wildfire survivors turn to more fire-resistant landscaping

Here are tips on what plants to buy, fencing to install and other measures to take to create fire-wise landscaping. → Read More