Crop-Gifting: Ag’s New Role in Charitable Giving

As the “Breadbasket of America,” California's Central Valley growers are finding innovative ways to leverage the value of their crops with meaningful charitable giving. The Bakersfield-based Kern Community Foundation is embracing a movement that’s been popular in the Midwest for years in so-called “Gifts of Grain” programs. Put simply, a producer of any of a variety of crops plants, harvests and sets…

Thanksgiving by Inspiring Designs

An elegant holiday table would not be complete without flowers. This beautiful arrangement was created by the talented Diane Dang, owner of Garden District Flowers. Diane chose warm autumnal hues that harmonize beautifully. Chrysanthemums, roses, carnations, snapdragons and for texture, greens, ivy and branches are combined for the centerpiece. The low, horizontal design is of perfect proportion, low enough to…