Category Archives: Instructional Activities

Grow a Backyard Vegetable Garden – Free Book

Not since World War II has the notion of a Victory Garden been so prevalent. Not only can a backyard garden provide you and your family with a balanced nutritious diet, but the very act of gardening itself is invaluable to our morale and well-being. It is also the perfect activity for the whole family. […]

Choosing Desirable Traits When Saving Seeds

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Those who save seeds are automatically considered plant breeders. A seed saver will choose desirable traits to pass along to future generations. These would include taste, size, yield, disease resistance, etc. This act of selection is what makes one a breeder. What is Plant Breeding From National Association of Plant Breeders General Definition Plant breeding […]

Persimmon Sauce Recipe

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Persimmons are currently in season here in Southern California. Having never been a big fan I tried to concoct a recipe I would like. This is what I came up with. Ingredients 3 ripe persimmons 3 garlic cloves 4 tsp Bragg’s Liquid Amino (a soy sauce substitute) a dash of sesame oil 1 minced jalapeno […]

Harvesting Parsley

Begin harvesting parsley when its 6-8 inches tall. The more often you harvest, the more leaves it will produce. Bunch it together about 2 inches above the soil. Cut it cleanly with a good garden scissors, not to close to the base. You want leaves remaining to perform photosynthesis. In about two weeks the stems […]

Grow LA Victory Garden Classes Fall 2019

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  The University of California Cooperative Extension is organizing workshops in various communities throughout Los Angeles County to teach residents how to grow fruits and vegetables in their own backyard. Where: Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills 905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 ** Entrance on Doheny Rd. When: Sunday September 15, September 22, September […]