Farmer Brown puts her green thumb to good use

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Bonnie Brown transports onions from her garden.

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

Bonnie Brown is a recently-minted master gardner. She is putting her skills to work to help Food Share and decrease water usage on her five-acre Upper Ojai ranch.

Brown graduated from the University of California Master Gardener Program in 2015, after retiring from Amgen.

Brown began working with Food Share after deciding to transition from growing walnuts on her property to hops, a low-water crop used as a flavoring agent in beer.

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