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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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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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Jul 21

MEET THE BENEFICIALS

Beneficial insects ID poster from UC Davis

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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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Jun 24

Interplanting (Companion Planting) for Pest Control and Healthier Gardens

Companion planting (aka interplanting) is an ancient farming method of using plants to enhance and support each other. For example, about 2,000 years ago the Roman agriculturalist, Varro, declared “Large walnut trees close by, make the border of the farm sterile.”

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Apr 18

Making the Case for Heirloom/Open Pollinated Seeds Without Saying a Word…

Click HERE to view this infographic on its website.

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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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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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