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Patricia Klindienst: Gardeners Across the U.S.

For several years  I’ve assigned Klindienst’s book, The Earth Knows My Name (2006, Beacon Press) in my English classes at Santa Monica College.  I’ve recommended to book to many friends and faculty in English, ESL, and history.  At the recent

Patricia Klindienst: Gardeners Across the U.S.

For several years  I’ve assigned Klindienst’s book, The Earth Knows My Name (2006, Beacon Press) in my English classes at Santa Monica College.  I’ve recommended to book to many friends and faculty in English, ESL, and history.  At the recent

Nuestras Raices (Our Roots)

Nuestras Raices During my sabbatical travels we were able to visit Nuestras Raices in Holyoke, Massachusetts the weekend of their FEEST (June 5, 2010).  I learned of this organization in Patricia Klindienst’s book, The Earth Knows my Name, which I

Nuestras Raices (Our Roots)

Nuestras Raices During my sabbatical travels we were able to visit Nuestras Raices in Holyoke, Massachusetts the weekend of their FEEST (June 5, 2010).  I learned of this organization in Patricia Klindienst’s book, The Earth Knows my Name, which I

Third Annual Ice Cream Social at Venice Learning Garden

July 4th 2-5 PM – The Third Annual Ice Cream Social featuring home-made ice cream using flavors from the Garden. The ice cream flavors included vanilla, of course, delicious with every flavor of pie. The Meyer Lemon ice cream was

Third Annual Ice Cream Social at Venice Learning Garden

July 4th 2-5 PM – The Third Annual Ice Cream Social featuring home-made ice cream using flavors from the Garden. The ice cream flavors included vanilla, of course, delicious with every flavor of pie. The Meyer Lemon ice cream was

Botanical Gardens Around the World

It was a privilege to hear Peter Wyse Jackson speak at the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens on the topic of Great Botanical Gardens of the World (3/13/10).  I’m including an outline of his lecture, which opened my thinking to the

Botanical Gardens Around the World

It was a privilege to hear Peter Wyse Jackson speak at the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens on the topic of Great Botanical Gardens of the World (3/13/10).  I’m including an outline of his lecture, which opened my thinking to the

Samohi Garden Club

Harris Roussos, co-president of the SAMOHI Garden Club, answers my questionnaire. 1.  Staffing: What is your role in the garden?  Do you make decisions about the garden alone or collaboratively?   If collaboratively, who is involved?  Who works in the

Samohi Garden Club

Harris Roussos, co-president of the SAMOHI Garden Club, answers my questionnaire. 1.  Staffing: What is your role in the garden?  Do you make decisions about the garden alone or collaboratively?   If collaboratively, who is involved?  Who works in the

Edible Schoolyard Tour

Edible education is a concept that is drawing over 1,000 visitors each year to Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley.  If you’re in Berkeley, I strongly recommend a visit.  On March 4, 2010, I joined a group of about

Edible Schoolyard Tour

Edible education is a concept that is drawing over 1,000 visitors each year to Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley.  If you’re in Berkeley, I strongly recommend a visit.  On March 4, 2010, I joined a group of about

Victory Garden Initiative

This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of vegetable gardening in a 4-week session. These classes are for adults and will cover basic vegetable gardening. By attending all four classes in the series, you will become a UC

Victory Garden Initiative

This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of vegetable gardening in a 4-week session. These classes are for adults and will cover basic vegetable gardening. By attending all four classes in the series, you will become a UC

Gardens for Hands-on Learning

“Food for Thought: Beyond Museum Gardens” by Jesse Kurtz-Nicholl:  Beyond Museum Garden Final Copy This article argues for putting students to work in gardens to learn about the source of their food and to be productive contributors to the salad

Gardens for Hands-on Learning

“Food for Thought: Beyond Museum Gardens” by Jesse Kurtz-Nicholl:  Beyond Museum Garden Final Copy This article argues for putting students to work in gardens to learn about the source of their food and to be productive contributors to the salad

Rare Fruit Growers of West L.A.

The world of grafting enthusiasts is diverse and energetic. As part of the UCLA Plant Propagation class, taught by David King, we took a field trip on Feb. 6th to the Rare Fruit Growers monthly meeting. We were instructed to

Rare Fruit Growers of West L.A.

The world of grafting enthusiasts is diverse and energetic. As part of the UCLA Plant Propagation class, taught by David King, we took a field trip on Feb. 6th to the Rare Fruit Growers monthly meeting. We were instructed to

Olympic H.S. Garden

On February 12 at 8:30 a.m. I met with Debbie Harding at the Olympic High School garden in Santa Monica.  Debbie is the garden coordinator for all the Santa Monica schools.  At Olympic H.S. the students earn points toward graduate

Olympic H.S. Garden

On February 12 at 8:30 a.m. I met with Debbie Harding at the Olympic High School garden in Santa Monica.  Debbie is the garden coordinator for all the Santa Monica schools.  At Olympic H.S. the students earn points toward graduate