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...
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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


  • 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


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 & 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 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. 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 :(

Healthy Soil = Healthy Veggies

Happy Fall Days and lots of nutritious veggies :)