#BeInconvenient

With the recent release of Al Gore’s The Inconvenient Sequel, and the recent news of America’s exit from the Paris Climate Accord, it seems appropriate to focus on what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint once again. While … Continue reading

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Review: Soil Summit 2.0 – Terroir

Last week I attended the Urban Soil Summit 2.0, a deeper look into soil and how to bring it back to life. This year’s theme was Terroir, a sense of place. Terroir encompasses the environmental conditions (soil, terrain, water, climate) … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Waning Garden

August is a time of abandonment. We want to leave town, and our garden can look less than stellar as punishing heat dries up the soil. At least that’s the case here in Los Angeles. Late planting (in late June/early … Continue reading

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Recipe: Amaranth Torta from Qachuu Aloom

Gardening is as much about cultural connection as it is about sustainability and sustenance. Once per year, a group of Maya farmers come to The Learning Garden in Venice, CA, to share the seeds of their culture. This year, farmers … Continue reading

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Recipe: Penne with Poblano Chiles, Corn and Cilantro Cream

I love when a recipe drops in my lap that calls for ingredients readily available in the garden. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it’s like grabbing the golden ring. This recipe for Penne with Poblano Chiles, Corn … Continue reading

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Review: The Garden Seed Savers Guide by Jill Henderson

If you like your books short and sweet then you’ll love The Garden Seed Savers Guide: Easy Heirloom Seeds for the Home Gardener (Groundswell Books) by Jill Henderson. It’s under 65 pages and gives you a basic guide to saving … Continue reading

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Gardenerd’s 1st YouTube Live Thursday!

Tune in today, July 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. for Gardenerd’s first YouTube Live broadcast on the Gardenerd YouTube Channel. We’ll be chatting about summer gardening – heat and harvesting. Bring your burning questions, and learn a thing or two. … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: When to Water?

A question came in from Karen at Ask Gardenerd this week: “During these very hot summer days, what’s the best time of day to water my vegetable garden?” Irrigation is key during hot weather in climates where rain is scarce. … Continue reading

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YouTube: Vegetables and Fruits for Bees

The last video in our Plants for Pollinators Series on YouTube is all about vegetables and fruits for bees. A diversity of crop varieties will give bees plenty to forage on during the summer when there is a dearth of … Continue reading

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Tomato Worms, Flies, and Flower Drop – Oh, My!

Several questions came in all at once from David this week. He asks, “How do I get rid of flies that like to hang around in my back yard and bask in the sunlight? Also, why would my tomato plants … Continue reading

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