Monthly Archives: January 2010

Artichoke Wrangling

Who knew that artichokes could be separated and replanted?  In David King’s Plant Propagation class we learned to separate some plants, using a sharp spade.  Here is the process:  the large plant will have shoots or clearly separate centers.  With

Artichoke Wrangling

Who knew that artichokes could be separated and replanted?  In David King’s Plant Propagation class we learned to separate some plants, using a sharp spade.  Here is the process:  the large plant will have shoots or clearly separate centers.  With

Venice Learning Garden

I just watched a DVD about the Venice Learning Garden, which demonstrates the numerous possibilities of a community or school garden better than I imagined possible.  The beauty of the garden is what struck me first.  The people who care

Venice Learning Garden

I just watched a DVD about the Venice Learning Garden, which demonstrates the numerous possibilities of a community or school garden better than I imagined possible.  The beauty of the garden is what struck me first.  The people who care

McKinley School Farm to School Salad Bar

The students at McKinley Elementary have a choice of eating from the salad bar, which is supplied with food from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.  The students also have a large, well tended garden on their campus where they grow

McKinley School Farm to School Salad Bar

The students at McKinley Elementary have a choice of eating from the salad bar, which is supplied with food from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.  The students also have a large, well tended garden on their campus where they grow

Seeds in the Rain

Last Sunday was the second class of Plant Propagation with David King at the Learning Garden in Venice, CA.  We planted a six pack of small seeds, medium seeds, and a four inch pot of  large seeds (favas).  I’ve been

Seeds in the Rain

Last Sunday was the second class of Plant Propagation with David King at the Learning Garden in Venice, CA.  We planted a six pack of small seeds, medium seeds, and a four inch pot of  large seeds (favas).  I’ve been

Samohi Garden

I met with Harris Roussos, co-president of the garden club, with his friends at the Samohi Garden today.  Their garden is a nicely fenced plot in the science quad.  The beds are PVC manufactured beds.  The students have several lettuces

Samohi Garden

I met with Harris Roussos, co-president of the garden club, with his friends at the Samohi Garden today.  Their garden is a nicely fenced plot in the science quad.  The beds are PVC manufactured beds.  The students have several lettuces

Plant Lovers

Why did I wait so long to take a class with David King?  The first class of 8 sessions met Sunday from 1:30-5PM.  On my way home I bought a couple blueberry plants at Home Depot inspired by David’s story

Plant Lovers

Why did I wait so long to take a class with David King?  The first class of 8 sessions met Sunday from 1:30-5PM.  On my way home I bought a couple blueberry plants at Home Depot inspired by David’s story

Seedling Class Holy Nativity Church

The first garden class of the year at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Westchester was all about seeds and seedlings.  Joanne Poyourow was enthusiastic and so informative about sources for safe seeds (not genetically modified).   Bountiful Gardens, Victory Gardens, Southern

Seedling Class Holy Nativity Church

The first garden class of the year at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Westchester was all about seeds and seedlings.  Joanne Poyourow was enthusiastic and so informative about sources for safe seeds (not genetically modified).   Bountiful Gardens, Victory Gardens, Southern