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Christina Molcillo

Journalist

Santa Rosa, CA

Christina Molcillo

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Benefits of Hanging Drying Racks

Before recorded history, people have been growing, drying, and using herbs. The earliest documentation of herbs for medical use can be found in the Ebers Papyrus from Egypt which is dated around 1550 BCE and documents over 850 plant used as medicines, including cannabis, castor bean, aloe, juniper, and mandrake.
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How neem trees help fight global warming with carbon sequestration

In its native India, the neem tree is for its detoxification properties, which is why it is commonly planted around schools and religious landmarks. It is also the preferred choice of shade tree, in part due to its multitude of broad-spreading leaves. Besides helping to shade people on a hot day, this thick foliage also helps the neem tree work as an excellent carbon sequestration source.
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How a raised bed garden can help boost your grow

Raised bed gardening offers a variety of benefits that can make growing a vegetable garden easy for novice growers, and a convenience for seasoned horticulturalists. The advantages of raised bed gardening are numerous; from improved aeration, effective pest control, weed abatement, and better yield.
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Terpenes: a closer look

Terpenes are a vast expanse of compounds whose true potential is just now being explored. Research is just starting to show that beyond the aromatic properties of terpenes, there are uses for them in medical, cosmetic, and therapeutic applications as well. For the final part of our series, we will look at 5 terpenes with unique applications and potential for medicinal use: Alpha-bisabolol, Terpineol, Delta 3 Carene, Trans-nerolidol, and Camphene.
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Common Terpenes

Terpenes are a vast expanse of compounds whose true potential is just now being explored. Research is just starting to show that beyond the aromatic properties of terpenes, there are uses for them in medical, cosmetic, and therapeutic applications as well. In part one of our terpene series, we will take a look at 5 common terpenes: Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool, Caryophyllene, and Pinene.
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More about Terpenes

Terpenes are a vast expanse of compounds whose true potential is just now being explored. Research is just starting to show that beyond the aromatic properties of terpenes, there are uses for them in medical, cosmetic, and therapeutic applications as well. In part two of our terpene series, we will take a look at 5 terpenes with some lesser known terpenes very unique characteristics: Valencene, Eucalyptol, Humulene, Geraniol, and Borneol.
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What are Terpenes?

Terpenes have become a regular topic of discussion among cultivators in recent years as their importance and value to crops has emerged. But what are terpenes and why are they so important? Let’s break it down; at their most basic level, terpenes are volatile aromatic molecules. Terpene molecules are responsible for the aromatic characteristics of certain plants and are inherently linked to the resin these plants produce.
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Neem: a unique agricultural input that gives back

For their products, EcoStadt uses raw materials from the neem tree (Azadirachta indica). The neem tree is considered to be a “Rural Economy Engine” because of its self-sustaining nature and its socio-economic effects on rural Indian communities. The neem tree sprawls the entirety of India and holds a deep emotional connection to the country’s people.
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What is EcoWorks EC and how can it benefit my garden?

Left Coast Wholesale now carries ECOWORKS EC, which is far more than just pest control – it’s full spectrum pest control that’s a 4-in-1 OMRI certified organic insecticide, miticide, fungicide and nematicide. This means it takes care of the pests that go after your healthy plants, like aphids, whiteflies, thrips, and beetles, as well as spider mites, fungus, and parasitic nematodes.
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Interview with EcoStadt Technologies

Left Coast Wholesale is pleased to work together with EcoStadt Technologies to bring their organic, sustainable neem-based products to our clients and their customers. To learn more about what this company is all about, and how products we offer from them – such as EcoWorks EC - we reached out to the owners for a quick conversation.
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Curious about cowork spaces?

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5 benefits of amending your soil

Whether you have a garden, or are getting ready to start one, the success of your plants depends on the soil. Amendments are materials you add to soil to improve its physical or chemical properties. This is why amending your soil is so important – it can help make up for nutrients that are currently missing, help change the composition so it’s not too sandy or too hard, and helps change the water retention characteristics of your native soil.

About

Christina Molcillo

I'm an experienced writer with a background developing online content. This includes blogging, social media, articles, and press releases.

I'm a current member of the Society for Professional Journalists, the National Writers Union, and the Redwood Writers branch of the California Writers Club.

I also have a penchant for old cars and even older houses. Currently, I keep busy with a 1925 bungalow in beautiful Sonoma County.

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Skills

  • Creative Writing
  • Design
  • Marketing Content
  • Blogging
  • Press Releases
  • Web Content
  • Social Media
  • Newsletters
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Wordsmithing