Every School Should Teach Gardening Because Food is Kind of Important

Hi all, as the new school year kicks into gear I would like to introduce you to a great garden guy, Mike Podlesny. See his guest post below, and check out his website as well. photo credit: Mike the Gardener On our Vegetable Gardening Facebook page, I posted the question, Should Vegetable Gardening be Taught in Schools, […]

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 […]

Grow LA Victory Garden Classes Spring 2017

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 April 9, April 23, April 30, and […]

Escarole Recipes

Escarole is a winter green in the lettuce family and a close relative to endive and radicchio. Its leave are curly, slightly bitter and “meatier” than ordinary lettuce leaves. It can be eaten raw as a part of a green salad or chopped into soups and stews. Here are some sample recipes: 1. Straciatella with Escarole 2. Grilled […]

Seed Saving and Selection

Happy New Year Gardeners! When saving seed we first start with open pollinated varieties that when fertilized will produce offspring true-to-type meaning same as the parent. Hybrids do not produce offspring true-to-type which we why we don’t save seeds from hybrid plants. When choosing which plants to save for seed select only the most vigorous plants; […]

2017 UC Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program

Complete Online Application by January 9, 2017 If you enjoy gardening, and want to teach others how to garden sustainably, this may be the program for you! Please read below to learn more about the program and whether it may be a match for you. UC Master Gardeners extend research-based information by conducting workshops and […]