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Feb 8

The Cook’s Garden by HGEL Announces Family Harvest Day and Home Cook Box Subscriptions

Grow like the Pros because the Pros grow for you! The Cook’s Garden is now offering subscriptions to our new FAMILY HARVEST DAY PROGRAM. This is a guided “Pick your Own” harvesting weekly experience that includes a harvest tutorial from our farmers while you and your family harvest a bag of the greens of your choice that are growing in our Market Beds.

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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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Apr 9

The Color Purple

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple Long a favorite color of mine when I design a culinary potager garden or edible landscape, there is now a much more important reason to not only include […]

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Jul 12

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Summer Squash – Zucchini

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
Jim Davis, ‘Garfield’

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Apr 14

Getting Ready for Tomato Time with UC Davis!

    Here’s a great article on growing tomatoes! Know what you grow Ladies and Gents! Click on document to read entire article.

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Jul 12

The Cook’s Garden by HGEL Opens Garden Boxes for Lease by Home Cooks

Ever since we were going through build-out at The Cook’s Garden by HGEL on Abbot Kinney here in Venice, CA, we have been approached by many residents in the neighborhood asking about opportunities to lease a box for themselves and their families. While we continue to talk to restaurants and chefs in the area, we have decided to open a limited number of boxes to home cooks in the neighborhood.

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Feb 6

Oh, for the Love of Citrus! Two newer varieties showing up in commercial nurseries…

Two newer (to our commercial nurseries) citrus varieties sure to make you pucker up and kiss your nursery owner!

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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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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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