The Orion

White letters spelling grow on a blue wall with potted garden plants lined up in the forefront

Crawling through Chico’s local plant nurseries

Heather Taylor, Reporter // February 27, 2023

Promotional material for Chico’s ninth annual Local Nursery Crawl stated the event would take place “rain or shine.” Falling on Feb. 24-25, participating nurseries and shoppers saw stormy conditions,...

Photos taken by Shae Pastrana and edited in Adobe Spark. What a bare garden bed can look like a month and a half later. Sunflowers are almost blooming!

Gardening builds health and empowers communities

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // May 19, 2021

Between the sunlight and my plants, a misty rainbow greets me every morning as I water my lush green babies. The dopamine from a hand glued to a smartphone doesn’t compare to the mood that I get from...

The Sustainability Task Force held a meeting Thursday evening detailing making the task force a commission at the Municipal Center. Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

Sustainability Task Force unites with people of Chico against climate change

Nate Rettinger // March 6, 2019

The Sustainability Task Force held a meeting Thursday evening to discuss taking steps to become a commission. They also endorsed the Declaration of Climate Emergency as proposed by Chico 350, a local group...

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