Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holiday free exchange of fruits, veggies, herbs, & flowers!

Hola! Today's contribution harvest for our monthly exchange thru hillsideproducecooperative.org

French Sorrel
Thyme
Basil

For more 411 check out the co-op's site!

Happy Holidays!


-- Post From the Field

Friday, December 11, 2009

Collect rain water!

It's a great day to put out buckets or containers to collect some H2O from the sky!

Stay dry and warm :)


-- Post From the Field

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Free Admission: Nance Klehm Friday, December 11 @ FARMLAB


I won't miss the lecture below, will you?

Everything Comes into this World Hungry:
Soilmaking and Building

There are three fundamentals that guide this time of descent into northern-hemisphere darkness. The winter season is one of decline and decomposition, activity below ground and general shadowiness. The fundamentals that guide us are:

Everything comes into this world hungry.

Everything wants to be digested.

Everything flows towards soil.

This salon will discuss various methods of transforming what is perceived as waste and turning it into soil or building/healing existing soil.

Nance Klehm is a radical ecologist, designer, urban forager, grower and teacher. Her solo and collaborative work focuses on creating participatory social ecologies in response to a direct experience of a place. She grows and forages much of her own food in a densely urban area. She actively composts food, landscape and human waste. She only uses a flush toilet when no other option is available. She designed and currently manages a large scale, closed-loop vermicompost project at a downtown homeless shelter where cafeteria food waste becomes 4 tons of worm castings a year which in turn is used as the soil that grows food to return to the cafeteria.

She works with Simparch to create and integrate soil and water systems at their Clean Livin’ at C.L.U.I.’s Wendover, UT site. She uses decomposition, filtration and fermentation to transform post-consumer materials generated onsite (solid and liquid human waste, grey water from sinks and shower, food, cardboard and paper) as well as waste materials gathered offsite (casino food waste and grass clippings, horse manure from stables, spent coffee grounds) into biologically rich soil. The resulting waste-sponge systems sustain or aid: a habitat of native species of plants, digestion of the high salinity of the indigenous soils and the capturing, storing and using of precipitation.

She has shown and taught in Mexico, Australia, England, Scandinavia, Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States. Her regular column WEEDEATER appears in ARTHUR magazine.


Read Nance's interview in the current Time magazine

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1945764,00.html


Nance's Website: www.spontaneousvegetation.net

Monday, December 7, 2009

How To Take CO2 Out of the Sky

I really enjoy when doctors and/or scientist re-affirm to all of us that practicing ORGANIC methods are truly the way we should all be living. Enjoy the below video!

How To Take CO2 Out of the Sky, Timothy J LaSalle from CA Climate and Agriculture on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Thousand Suns

by bingwa
m/m-m

so... milli sent me a link of a documentary entitled A Thousand Suns. She got this movie title through FoodMatters and we wanted to share it with you. Before writing about our take on the topics the movie covers, we wanted you to view it and we we were hoping to get your feedback about these events taking place. It would be great for us to engage in conversation on these topics because it affects us all on both a small scale and a global one.

Thanks and enjoy. Once we get feedback from everyone we'll continue on how we feel about these matters. Wishing everyone the best day of giving thanks and we're thankful to be able to share our experiences with you.

Namaste

Friday, November 20, 2009

Edible & Medicinal Plant workshop w/ Olivia Chumacero

Join Olivia Chumacero at Farmlab 1745 North Spring LA CA, tomorrow 11/21 @ 9:30am for a free edible & medicinal plant workshop.

She will identify and explain the medicinal & edible properties of several Central American & American native plants. You will also have the opportunity to cut and harvest seeds in the Los Angeles Historic State Park next to china town. Everyone is welcomed!
Dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, & don't forget your hat. You may also want to bring a note pad & camera.

I took the workshop earlier today and thought it was very informative and empowering, don't miss it!

If you can't make it tomorrow, check out the following workshops held at Farmlab:
Dec. 4 & 5 Harvest Flowers/Clearing
Dec. 18 & 19 Seed Give-away/Till/Mulch

Happy Vibes,
Milli

For more info:
www.Farmlab.org


-- Post From the Field

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Growing Chibeagle :)

Hehehe, discovered our little "Scoopy" happily sitting in the window box next to the basil :)

P.S. Windowbox was safely sitting inside the kitchen :)




-- Post From the Field

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Need Mulch?

Laying "SodFather" mulch around fruit trees Nov. 1

Tim Dundon "SodFather" (626) 794-1351 is who we call when we need mulch. Why mulch? Well... there are a several reasons. Mulch protects the soil from erosion,
prevents weed growth, conserves moisture, reducing the need for frequent waterings, maintains a more even soil temperature, and reduces compaction from the impact of heavy rains. Be sure not add more than 2 inches of mulch around your plants in fall/winter to reduce fungi and diseases. In the spring/summer you may add up to 4 inches of mulch. Also be sure that the mulch is not touching the stem or trunk of your trees to prevent rot or diseases.

Since Eco-Man Bingwa and I love to reuse everything, we take our empty soil bags to pick-up mulch from Tim. Those soil bags sure come in handy!

Tim Dundon blurb in Los Angeles Magazine Homegrown Edition October 09
How About Them Apples?

In Tim Dundon's World, everyone wins - He clears away the unwanted manure and the organic wood shavings that serve as bedding for the horses at Altadena Stables and turns them into compost so powerful, he's dubbed it "craptonite." He practically gives away the fertilizer, which attracts worms and microbes as it cures ("it's a continours party in there," he says). Come to his place with bags in hand and hel'll be happy to accept a small donation. Order a delivery and he charges for drive time, but the compost is free. The way Dundon sees it, he's helping "the army of people creating their own food. Its time we got an economy that revolves around life instead of money."

Many of us respect and adore the "SodFather." Just in case you're not looking to drive to Altadena or don't need a truck load of mulch...
check out the list below:

Free Mulch: Available Locations

San Pedro
1400 N. Gaffey Street
Time of operation : 7:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m., Seven days a week.

Lake View Terrace
11950 Lopez Canyon Rd., At Paxton Street
Time of operation : 7:00 a.m. To 6:00 p.m., Seven days a week.

West Valley
16600 W. Roscoe Blvd.
Time of operation : 7:00 a.m. To 6:00 p.m., Seven days a week.

East LA
2649 E. Washington Blvd.
Time of operation : 9:00 a.m. To 3:00 p.m., Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

West LA
6000 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Time of Operation: 7:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m Seven days a week.

Silver Lake
3000 Gilroy Street
Time of Operation: 7:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m Seven days a week.

More to come...

Have a positive & productive week...

~m

Critters Attack

video

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program for Los Angeles


Yvonne Savio & Milli Macen-Moore
3rd Annual Gathering of Community Gardens, Oct. 24-25, 2009


UC Cooperative Extension Los Angeles County, Common Ground Garden Program


Becoming a Master Gardener has been one of the most rewarding things I've ever done in life. Empowering others on how to grow and supplement their food, is simply an honor.

~milli


Our Mission...

The Common Ground garden Program helps Los Angeles County residents to garden, grow their food, and healthfully prepare it. Our targeted audience and priority are to serve limited-resource residents and those traditionally underrepresented.


By training community volunteers, we empower neighborhoods to create their own solutions.


The details:

You will attend 13 Saturdays from 9-4pm in Spring (March, April, and May). You'll have the opportunity to meet and surround yourself with like hearted and minded people. Lessons will be taught by scientist, community gardeners, horticulturists, sustainable landscapers, and fellow Master Gardeners. Plus you'll have the opportunity to visit many gardens.


If you're interested in applying for 2010 Master Gardener program, I suggest you join Yvonne Savio's elist (send an email to: ydsavio@ucdavis.edu) asking to be added either "Community Gardening & Food Security - LA County residents", "School Gardening - LA County residents." Everyone on the elist will automatically receive the November email announcement of the Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program.


Major criteria for acceptance include previous community service (not necessarily in gardening), passion to help low-income county residents grow and eat more nutritious vegetables, and initiative to network, establish and conduct projects.


So there you have it, don't forget to check out the UC Cooperative Extension Common Ground website for more details... Hope to be seeing you in the 2010 Master Gardener class!


Up next... what's up with the garden???


Monday, November 2, 2009

Recycle/Reuse Your Household Throwaways in the Garden with Yvonne Savio



Recycle/Reuse Your Household Throwaways in the Garden! On Saturday, November 7, at 11am, Yvonne Savio will be at the Atwater Village Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, 3379 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039, to demonstrate lots of ways to turn trash into "new" garden tools. She'll also show Huell Howser's "California's Green" program of his visit to her Pasadena garden.

Eric and I won't miss it!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Harvard Admits Organic into Its Landscaping Plan

Will Harvard's choice in going organic begin a trend in all schools? I sure hope so...
Full Story

Monday, October 26, 2009

Yummy Healthy Raw Vegan Pesto

You won't believe its VEGAN nor Healthy nor Raw!  

I found this incredible recipe online, hope it makes your palate very happy!  Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup pine nuts (other nuts, such as almonds or walnuts may be substituted)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until nuts are ground. Pesto should still have texture and not be completely smooth. Add more salt and pepper to taste and enjoy! One variation is to add 1/2 cup rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Live Interview on All Things Health with Heather Lounsbury, L.Ac.


On Wednesday October 21 @ 10AM, you'll have the opportunity to call in LIVE with your edible gardening questions!  Doc Heather Lounsbury from www.breathebalance.com & www.getnaturalgetwell.com will be interviewing yours truly and Sara Paul from CSA California.  
Can't wait to answer your questions live on Radio!
Below are the details:
Heather Lounsbury, L.Ac. is a strong advocate for eating organic, local food. It's better for your health, tastes better, and has less of an impact on the environment. Her guest Milli Macen-Moore, is a certified Master Gardener through UC Cooperative Extension's Common Ground Program. She is currently attempting to grow 50% of what her family eats in her urban backyard. She holds workshops that focus on organic gardening for self-sustainability. Milli shares her experiences in gardening and self-sufficiency through modern-sustainability.com. Heather's other inspiring guest is Sara Paul. After becoming and "organic vegan" in 2008, Sara decided to share her knowledge of health, wellness, and the beauty of eating by connecting people with agriculture, nature, and sustainable individualism. Her current project, CSA California, is running in 5 locations throughout Los Angeles and is fundraiser for school garden and nutrition programs. Inspired by Alice Waters, Sara's goal is to help provide the children of our future the skills and knowledge they need to live off the abundance of the land. www.CSAcalifornia.org Call with your questions for Milli & Sara. (347) 884-9533

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Replenishing the nutrients in your soil


Hola Everyone :)

Hoping everyone got a head start on their fall/winter planning, preparation of soil, and sowing. The Mecca here has certainly gotten an injection of rejunevation these past several weeks :) Consequently, we haven't made much time to blog... Picture us outside till 8:30pm :) Yes, in the dark, playing in the soil or planning :)

Summer crops plus the summer heat suck most of the nutrients out of our fertile soil :( Wondering how to replenish the nutrients the inexpensive way? We till the following about 1ft below the soil surface:
  • Compost (Home made)
  • Worm Castings (Worm poop)
  • Steer Manure (Bags run for about a buck each)
Once you've dug the above mix well into your soil, water it well and allow it to settle for about 2 weeks, not forgetting to continue to water the area.

After the two week mark, the soil is ready for you to sow or transplant your fall/winter crops :)

Reasons why you should wait 2 weeks or more:
:) You're doing lots of good to the physical soil structure :)
:) You're allowing the beneficial microbial population to multiply :)
:) You're allowing the worms to aerate the soil :)
:) You're allowing the earth to rest :)

:( Steer Manure is high in nitrogen and may burn your plants :(

++++PLUS++++
Healthy Soil = Healthy Veggies

Happy Fall Days and lots of nutritious veggies :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall/Winter Gardening Workshop!

Hola and Happy Fall Days!!

Its PRIME time to sow for fall!

Join me, as I will be holding a Fall/Winter Gardening Workshop at Milagro Allegro Community Garden on Tuesday, 9/29/09 at 6pm.  Stop by and check out this Beautiful Community Garden, its united Community Members and also pick-up several fall/winter gardening tips :)

Can't wait to meet you in person!

Namaste
~milli macen-moore :)

Foliar Feeding: personal entry

Foliar fed all edibles with fresh worm tea on 9/22/09 7am.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Got Aphids?

Use a high pressure water spout on aphids! Check on your veggies or fruit trees every few days, and repeat as necessary. After a few battles you'll notice their numbers have been reduced ;) significantly :)
Had my 3rd battle this AM on our kale & cabbage!

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

It's Bingwa's Bday!!!

Happy Re-birthday to most loving, eco-conscious, wise being i LoVe!!!

It's raw vegan cake for u!!!
Xoxoox

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wormies + Scott = Good Loving Earth

Hola  :)  

Very COOL! Our buddy Glen Creason, member of The Hillside Cooperative, gave us his unused worm bin for free :)  Thanks Glen!!  I'll be happy to babysit "Chiona" or hook you up with some worm tea for your edibles :) 
Black Bin New Home to Worms!
The bin had been vacant for weeks, since I wasn't able to find an inexpensive local resource of worms :)  Bingwa finally found a great local deal on Craigslist, YaY!  Contacted the source and met up with him :)  

OMGOSH, the second I strolled into Scott's garden I was in Sustainable Urban Garden Heaven!
Scott was a true "DARLING," he gave me a full tour of his garden, and kept offering me several of his saved seeds :)  He added Loofas, Asparagus Beans, Chinese Eggplant, plus Penis/Peter Pepper to my collection!!  Yes folks, I wrote Penis/Peter Pepper :)  Oh, and a stevia plant from his garden :) What an intelligent, positive, loving being he is...

Scott and one of the areas 
where he grows his own food!

Scott's Worm Bins!  The green ones 
are ready to sell with worms and all :)

"DARLING" Scott's Garden:
Now mind you, we're at the end of Summer and his edibles looked like they were in their PRIME!!!  Nothing looked spent or diseased, and he has plenty of edibles growing on the north side of his home, between the house and a 7ft wall!  Whaaaa??? I couldn't believe it!  How many hours of sun can that side of the house really get?  The sun is rising & setting more south, how can that be?  It's gotta be the worm castings, worm tea and his secret nitrogen recipe!  

We discussed good people helping one another, asian & mexican edibles, garden recipes, how to maintain the wormies happy, and happy people living as self-sustainable as possible :)  I felt as if I had met an old friend over a green patch of edibles :)  I left invigorated with life and stimulated to continue our journey in being as self-sustainable as possible, thanks Scott :) 

Scott's North Side Edible Garden
Scott stimulated his neighbor to grow too...
His neighbor's north side garden!


My great new urban gardener 
friend & delicious Asparagus Bean!
Darling Scott

Once I arrived at home, I immediately cleaned out the fridge, began to cut cardboard boxes, went blue bin diving for newspaper, and collected leaves.  Assembled the bin and added greens, browns & the wormies :)  Sprinkled water and placed the bin in the shade.  

New Home for the Wormies
Feeling GREAT about helping mother earth by recycling, staying local, exchanging edible knowledge, bartering, re-using, + sharing is what this world is coming to.

Namaste!
And keep Growing...
Milli Macen-Moore a/k/a Peaceful Petal

Changing of the guard

With the summer season coming to a close and the start of the fall season quickly approaching, Peaceful Petal (Milli, my wife, but I guess I have to call her by her blog handle) and myself get a chance to switch responsibilities in the garden. We have what we call two (2) main focuses in our gardening production. The 1st position is the field manager. The field manager tasks include planning what and where to plant; based on garden space availability, amount of sunlight and length of days to harvest. Consecutively planting transplants from the nursery, creating watering routines appropriate with the season and weather, fore-think and pre-order plants months ahead of planting, feed and solve pest & disease situations, and much, much more. That's where I've been, deep in the field with stories from the highest successes to retreats, surrenders and failures. The 2nd position is the nursery manager. The nursery manager handles all seed inventory and ordering, germination and planting of seedlings, fulfilling orders from the field manager (sometimes we gotta run it like a business and momentarily put aside the husband/ wife pleasantries), periodically catalog the inventory of the nursery, post plants for sale, transplant seedlings, water, feed & help from 150 - 500 or more little beings grow big & strong. I'm looking forward to the switch and it helps both of us get a more complete experience with the full process of garden sustainability. You don't just plant a seed and wait then eat, that's for sure.
So now that I'll be in the nursery and not the field, i'll be able to fill in blogs of summer experiences in detail and explain how the nursery is. A month or so ago I built the first phase of our nursery. It's just a large shelf but it has the different areas we need. I'll explain in detail soon. Thanks everyone for checking us out and i'm excited to share our experiences.

-From the nursery, bingwa

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Is it easy to sustain yourself on what you grow?


hmmm...  


It is when u live a life of simplicity & wellness. 

We're a meat, microwave, and a soda free home, which in turn saves us money and keeps us healthy. 


Growing your own food has its challenges and at times could be downright discouraging.  Other times you'll find yourself with an over abundance of a particular fruit or vegetable.  You're creativeness kicks in and you'll begin to think of ways on how to prepare it, preserve it, use it as bartering, or selling it.  


There have been plenty of times that we have supplemented our grocery income with simply selling a few plants  :)  In turn making us somewhat sustainable :)

~m

Garden break time! What's for lunch?

Break time :) wanted to share this great protein crunchy salad ;)

1/4 cup Raw cashews
1/4 cup Roasted almonds
Dulce
Celery (chopped same size as nuts)
Diced onion
Arugula (sliced with scissors)
2 key limes
Dabble your favorite green pepper sauce. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Peaceful Elements now being featured at The Crystal Matrix!!!



Tx to everyone who has inquired about the rings I custom make :) I'm happy to announce that they are now being featured at The Crystal Matrix store!!! Stop by to try them on!!
Xoxoxoxo
www.thecrystalmatrix.com

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Photos of The Mecca in August

August 15, 2009





Sow for fall now :)

Hola :)
Its been a while since we last wrote... SORRY, our favorite time to play outside is the summer :)

YES, PEEPS please consider we're only 5 weeks away from the first day of fall :) And if you're wondering what can be grown in the fall, here's THE LIST of what we've begun to sow :) :)

beets
broccoli
cabbage
carrots
cauliflower
celery
chard
endive
kale
kohlrabi
mesclun Lettuce
onions
parsley
peas
radishes
spinach

mexican herbs:
pipicha
epazote
quintonil
quelite
alacin
chipilin
papalo

Keep growing your own and be well :)

Personal journal entry:

8.14.09
Carrots ~ Peas ~ Red Onion ~ Bunching Green Onion

8.09.09
Variety of Salads:  Arugula ~ Sorrel ~ Water Crest ~ Red Snail Leaf ~ Buttercrunch ~ Leaf Lettuce ~ Romaine ~ Bibb ~ Salad Bowl Leaf ~ Butterhead 4 Seasons ~ Endive ~ 
Experimenting: Cherry Tomato ~ Tebasco Pepper ~ Quinoa

8.13.09
Mesclun Valentine (Lettuce)

Beets

Red Amaranth (tx farmlab :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Keeping your ponds Eco-friendly clean...


Pix taken February 2008
Pond was originally built as a swimming pond July 2007

After all these years of trial & error we've learned that ponds don't really need any chemicals to keep their water clear & clean. Having plenty aquatic plants help maintain a balanced eco-system...

This is what's currently growing in ours :)
  1. Hyacinths
  2. Duckweed
  3. Anacharis
  4. Water Lillies
  5. + Fish
Pix taken a few days ago...

And for those of you who are looking for aquatic plants, contact us! We have an overwhelming amount right now!

Be well :)
Namaste :)
Milli

What Soil do we use and how do we Amend soil?


Soil?
Our vegetables are grown in raised beds and when we first put them in 3 years ago we used a mixture of Rich Black Soil from the Tujunga Canyons, Super Soil ~ Potting Soil (Brown Bag), Super Soil ~ Enriched Planting Compost (Purple Bag) as a base, several bags of worm castings, and also added plenty of our very own home compost.

Three years later we've learned how to imitate rich organic soil with the following recipe:

Bucket Size
  1. 1/2 Bucket Super Soil ~ Potting Soil (Brown Bag)
  2. 1/2 Bucket Home Compost
  3. 2 Handfuls of Worm Castings
  4. 1 Handful of Bloodmeal (yucky but certainly necessary!)
  5. 1 Handful of Bonemeal (once again yucky but really good for the veggies)
  6. MIX VERY WELL :) Use your hands :) its much more fun that way :)
Amending?
We live on top of a sandstone hill and there are plenty of small areas that we grow directly into the soil. We use a mixture of compost, worm castings, and mulch to amend those parts.

There you have it, not too difficult, eh? If you guys have any special questions, don't be shy and simply ask :) Those of you who we have had a pleasure to talk to or meet know that Eric and I love to teach you guys our gardening methods :)

Special thanks to Aaron & Dawn for inquiring about the soil :) (Aaron how's your garden doing?)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Gardener Celebrities at Novella's Speaking Engagement



What a Great Evening!

Talk about a room full of Urban/Eco-Conscious/Farmers/Master Gardeners/Vegans/Homesteaders and Novice Edible Gardeners. Listening to Novella and her wacky stories about her squat Farm, the animals she grows to eat and her tiny apartment in Ghost Town Oakland California was certainly uplifting and inspirational :) Thanks Novella for being soooo real & humble :) Now I'm really going to have a good reason to have Bingwa take me to Ghost Town while we're visiting Mama & Papa up in Bay Area :) I'd love to visit all her animals and edible garden :)



Side note: Novella was not able to make it to our garden this time around... her flight was delayed :( Hoping next time she's in LA, we'll have the honor to have her :)

Fun Fact: I've worked very closely with high profile celebrities for 15yrs, and rarely have gotten star struck. But tonight was like attending a Gardener Blogger Celebrities Meeting :) It was great being surrounded by all these Gardener Stars :) All of these people are being the change they want to see in the WORLD....
Here's a few that were in attendance...

Yvonne Savio & Novella Carpenter


Yvonne Savio & her Awesome Husband! She is my idol and also the best Mother Master Gardener a Gurl could ever have! She's super famous in the world of Gardening! All you got to do is Google her name and see how much she's contributed to the Los Angeles County Community; don't forget to sign up to get on her e-list. She's filled with great tips and resources :)
UCCE Cooperative Master Gardener Program

Adriana Martinez from Anarchy In The Garden was also in attendance :) A very intelligent lady with a punk edge! Nice eh? Picture a Punk Rock Chic playing in BLACK raised garden beds! (Hey Adriana! Lets compare what our veggies look like after you play hard core punk and I play classical/mediative music. Lets share the results with Yvonne :) :) If you happen to be in the Long Beach area on August 1st, be sure to stop by and say hello to her at the Grand Opening Wringley Village Community Garden where she has tirelessly help to open.

Fern from Life on the Balcony was also there :) I can't wait for us to hang and maybe she could share more container gardening tips with me :) I'm always curious about what other kinds of edibles can be grown in containers :)

Master Gardener and my dear friend Merideth Hackerman from Farmlab was also there! Oooo she's always a good stimulator of the mind & soul! Thank you Merideth for tonight's extra tickets and for always sharing Farmlab's seeds with our communities! You ROCK!!! Hey, I may have to drop by tomorrow's Salon, it sounds interesting :)

My Favorite place in LA besides my garden..
FARMLAB.ORG


And last but certainly not least... Homegrownevolution's Erik & Kelly were also there :) It was such a pleasure to meet them. Both down to earth with beautiful happy smiles :) I certainly enjoyed the Chicken conversation we were having with Kelly. She glows with positivity. Erik is a lucky guy :)

So there you have it, a night of stimulation, affirmations, and meeting of the minds :)

Namaste

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Novella Carpenter may visit our Garden today :)

Before her discussion tonight at the Central Library in Downtown, Ms. Novella Carpenter may stop by to take a quick peek of our edible Garden :). I'm jumping up and down like a child filled with excitement :)

Check out her blog: p://ghosttownfarm.wordpress.com/

She is also mentioned in today's Times:

http://www.latimes.com/theguide/summer/la-et-guidefeature23-2009jul23,0,3647169.story

Really looking forward to meeting Novella in person!

Namaste :)


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July's Harvest and garden is still pumping out Great Veggies :) YUM!

July 12, 2009
Not a 1lb yet :( But still super good!

July 11, 2009
Finally our onions were ready! These can take a while to grow!

Bingwa made Super Delicious Veg. Lasagna! Def. unforgettable! The taste was amazing!

July 18, 2009
Proud 1lb!

Juicing the grapes was THE BEST GRAPE JUICE WE'VE EVER HAD!


July 21,2009
50% from the Garden ACCOMPLISHED!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hornworm Caught!!



10 pm and we caught a HUGE 5inch Hornworm!! Hmmm now what to do with him???  He was putting up a really good fight.  I'll be sure to throw him over the hill tomorrow morning :) 

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