Category Archives: Instructional Activities

Grow LA Victory Garden Classes Fall 2018

Greystone Demonstration Garden

  The University of California Cooperative Extension is organizing workshops in various communities throughout Los Angeles County to teach residents how to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Where: Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills 905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 ** Entrance on Doheny Rd. When: Sunday September 16, September 23, September 30, […]

Romanesco Broccoli and the Fibonacci fractal

Romanesco Broccoli is a variety of the species Brassica oleracea. It is a cool weather crop that enjoys a steady diet of nutrients. We fertilized with fish emulsion every other week. The beauty of Romanesco lies in its unique flower structure. When we consume Romanesco, other than the stems we are eating flower buds. These flower buds […]

Winter Tomatoes – How to Clone a Tomato Plant

If you live in an area with mild winters, or if you are lucky enough to own a greenhouse, winter tomatoes can be easily grown. The trick is to clone a tomato plant from your summer crop. A clone is an exact replica of the parent. And since it is a clone hybrid plants can […]

Keeping Chickens For Eggs In The Suburbs

A big thanks to guest author Zac Spade. There are several benefits to learning to keep chickens in urban areas. It is beneficial to the garden as well as the chickens. Keeping chickens for eggs, is a healthier choice to the mass processed chicken and eggs found in large chain stores. Getting eggs created from […]