YouTube: Garden Gifts for the Holidays

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a YouTube video (we’ve been working on yet another book) but here’s one just in time for the holidays. It’s filled with ideas for garden gifts–or gifts from the garden–and for the gardenerds in … Continue reading

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Tackling Food Waste

I wrote about food waste a few weeks back, having just seen Wasted: The Story of Food Waste. The conversation continues this week as we dive deeper into the options for preventing food waste at home. As we head into … Continue reading

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Climate Mobilization vs. The GOP Tax Plan

With the passing of the recent GOP tax plan, which includes approval to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), my head reels once again at how the government continually chooses profit over people and planet. In a time … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A Cranking Fall Garden

Winter is coming, but fall is still here. If there’s one message this Wordless Wednesday coveys, it’s that fall gardening is the best growing season in Southern California. If you’re not growing in fall/winter, you’re missing out! Here’s what’s happening … Continue reading

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Recipes for Fall Crops

As we start harvesting kale, bok choy, lettuces, Swiss chard, and radishes from the fall garden, it’s time to find recipes for these gems. Got a lot of mustard greens? We’ve got recipes for you. Check out these tasty dishes … Continue reading

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Gardenerd HQ Fall Test Garden Tour – Dec. 16, 2017

We hope you can join us for our first Gardenerd HQ Fall Test Garden Tour. We’re grateful for mild winters because fall is the best growing season for our favorite crops. Kale, broccoli, lettuces, root veggies, potatoes, peas and more … Continue reading

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Fall is about Patience

File this post under philosophical ruminations. As the holidays careen toward us, we might feel a twinge of anxiety to hurry up and plant the garden, or to harvest, or to shut it down for the season, depending on where … Continue reading

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Review: Outstanding in the Field

You’ve probably heard of them, these renowned dinners with elaborate, farm-fresh menus eaten on long-tables in the middle of a field somewhere. Outstanding in the Field (OITF) dinners are a feat of catering genius that bring people together for a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: RAIN!

Los Angeles saw its first real rain yesterday, a bit later than usual, but still in October. It may have lasted for only 20 minutes, but it was enough to wash off the roof for clean rain water collection later … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Pollinator Garden Density

A very cool question came in to Ask Gardenerd from Trevor Pratt this week: “How geographically dense does the distribution of pollinator gardens have to be in the LA area to support bees and other interesting threatened species of pollinating … Continue reading

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