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May 2

Coffee, Coffee Everywhere on Abbot Kinney…but How Much Mulch is too Mulch in the Garden?

With dozens of places to get a fine cup ‘o joe on our block, you might think we’d be collecting the grounds by the truckload to use at The Cook’s Garden. But this is the time for restraint and information

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Mar 7

Looking over the Four Leaf Clover!

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

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Jan 22

The Nitrogen Cycle: Around ‘n Around It Goes…Until We Mess It Up!

What is”the nitrogen”cycle? Nitrogen makes up 78% of earth’s atmosphere.

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Oct 1

Soil to Sky – Why Agroecology Can Save the World!

“It’s a no-brainer for organic sustainability gardeners but this graphic makes it so simple and clear for non-gardening folks. Treating the soil, soil food web, air, oceans and animals as one living being to be cared for and nourished is an idea that our agronomy forebearers had practiced for centuries.”

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Jan 29

What’s in a Teaspoon of Soil – The Care and Feeding of Your Precious Soil Food Web

The soil food web is the community of organisms living all or part of their lives in the soil.
Soil organisms support plant health as they decompose organic matter, cycle nutrients, enhance soil structure, and control the populations of soil organisms including crop pests.

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