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Jan 27

In the Classroom: Who’s Eating Your Garden? If not you, then who?

The method to the madness of organic pest management with a bit on responsible fertilizing thrown in! The following is handout material from an HGEL lesson and for your individual reference only. Please do not reproduce or distribute without the author’s written consent. Click HERE to download lesson

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Sep 7

Plot-to-Plate: A Harvest Celebration

  Congratulations! You’ve learned to grow warm season edibles! Now, it’s time to reap what you sowed! Below is the handout from my harvest class… Click HERE to download PDF of this presentation

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Jun 26

Oh…BEE-have! A Guide to Bee-Friendly Gardening

Download the PDF to the handout for my “Oh…Beehave” class on bee-friendly gardening!

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Mar 5

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Cool Season Crops – Leeks

A beautiful and ancient monocot, the leek is, as far as I’m concerned, a necessity in any serious cool season culinary garden.

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Feb 26

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Cool Season Crops – Artichoke

“Remind me to tell you about the time I looked into the heart of an artichoke.”
Bette Davis as Margo Channing in ‘All About Eve’ (1950)

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Feb 10

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Strawberries

Ahhh, strawberries. There’s probably no other fruit that stirs little girl memories like strawberries!

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Sep 25

Growing Veggies in Containers (PDF)

Source: LA County Master Gardener Program Click on image to download PDF

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Aug 17

Wish You Could Save Summer in a Bottle? You Can…Can! Preservation Nation!

As soon as the resurgence in interest in learning to grow your own food began a few years back, could a growing interest in food preservation be far behind?

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Jul 19

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE – Identifying Wild Edible Plants in Your Neck of the Woods

Here are some reliable links from university cooperative extensions around the country. As the plants will vary regionally it is important to seek out information pertaining to your specific region.

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Jul 18

Gardening Guides – U.S. & International: State/Regional

The following links are gardening guides requested by HGEL fans from across the country and around the world on our facebook fan page. I have only posted guides from reliable sites (i.e. university horticulture depts. & cooperative extension offices, Master Gardener sites, etc.)

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