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Field Trip: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello – Part 1 – The Garden

I didn’t think I had a bucket list until I realized I hadn’t yet been to Monticello. That was nearly 10 years ago. Last weekend, I ticked Monticello off the bucket list. It was worth the wait in every way … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Villa Vignamaggio, Italy

We took a little break from gardening here in the states to visit the Chianti region in Italy for a friend’s wedding last week. Little did we know we would be staying in a magnificent villa complete with organic vegetable … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Getty Villa

After a glorious morning hike overlooking the ocean, Gardenerd’s Senior Strategy Officer (aka husband) and I took a drive down Pacific Coast Highway to see if we could get in to the Getty Villa for a scenic bite to eat … Continue reading

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Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase

The Associated Press published an article today about the dramatic increase in home gardens this year.  It seems that as a whole we are facing the challenges of our declining economy with a shovel.  Here in Mar Vista we’re doing our part to cut back on water usage, pesticides and chemical fertilizers, as well as growing our own food. As a result, there seems to be a lot to show for it –  including the upcoming Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase.  On April 26 from 2-6 p.m., homeowners throughout the city will be showing off their Xeriscape, low …
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