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Mar 21

Getting Yourself & Your Garden in Shape for Spring

Spring equinox is March 20th around my part of the world and it’s coming up fast and furious. Now, I have to admit that doing my spring garden prep work was never a source of serious intestinal “knottage” in my earlier years. In fact it was a seasonal milestone that I really looked forward to…a sort of “back to school” feeling that everything was nothing but possibilities.

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Feb 8

HOW TO MANAGE SOIL AND YOUR EDIBLES AFTER A FLOOD OR HEAVY RAIN

Originally posted in 2011, I wanted to update and re-post this as California (and the country) deals with the wettest winter in years, ending years of drought. Our thoughts are with all who are in the areas of the state-wide wild fires that devastated the homes and communities of so many.  These areas are extremely […]

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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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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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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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Oct 19

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Cool Season Crops – Peas

“How luscious lies the pea within the pod.” ~ Emily Dickinson

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Oct 31

mar’sel/Terranea Edible Gardening Lesson #3: Installation Daze!

Happy Anniversary to the mar’sel edible garden! This is Part Four in this blog series on “The Rebirth of a Garden”. Be sure to read Part 1, 2 and 3 for a great community story as well as great tips and resources on soil management, edible planting strategies and design tips.

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