Sunny side up: Solar power shines

In the consumer world “free” isn’t a word often heard. But with today’s technology, modern solar panels offer customers free electricity. “A few years ago solar energy was not an affordable option,” said Dave Boalt, sales manager for Solar Hut in Placerville. “It was just way too expensive. As technology is changing, however, going solar […]

Gardening with a purpose

Today’s gardens are delicious, water conscious “Let’s go out back to get a snack.” It’s an idea more people have adopted over the years. The home garden has made a comeback, according to Front Yard Nursery senior salesman Chris Elliott. “Most people have been planing home orchards and edible landscaping,” Elliott said, crediting higher grocery […]