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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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Dec 18

My Garden’s Gift to Me

My garden gifts me wonderful things all year long, but this year I think it sensed I needed a bit more…maybe a sign?

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Dec 17

HGEL’s List of Favorite Books For Gardeners…

An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life.
quote / saying by Cora Lea Bell

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Dec 17

Our Better Angels and How to Support Them

There are so many ways you can help…with your time or donation. Just knowing that there are good people doing great things in your community can help inspire you.

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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 22

Earth Day – A Time to Get Back Down to Earth!

Join us at 10:45 PST to watch HGEL on Bitesize TV’s live stream of Earth Day content! Our segment will air on Hollywood Today.

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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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May 16

Home Grown Edible Landscapes’ A Cook’s Garden schedules Grand Opening

The Cook’s Garden by HGEL will support the growing food revolution by promoting HGEL’s approach to hyper-locavorism. At our first location, the HGEL urban growers at The Cook’s Garden will work with the best and brightest chefs and mixologists on the hot Abbot Kinney restaurant row in the heart of Venice, custom growing the rare culinary ingredients their craft demands…. all with a minimal carbon footprint and sustainable organic practice.

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Mar 22

Rain, Rain…Don’t Go Away – Go into My Rain Barrel!

IN HONOR OF WORLD WATER DAY! Many of us reap great harvests from our garden. What about harvesting rain? Yes, harvest our rain! Collecting rainwater is not a new concept! It is an ancient traditional practice. Historical records show that rainwater was collected in simple clay containers as far back as 2,000 years ago. Maybe it’s time to put some of these ancient techniques of rainwater harvesting back into practice!

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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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