• Creating social change,  My home garden

    I garden on Kizh lands

    The land where I have planted gardens is located on the bluffs above the area where there once was a village called Sa’Angna (1)(6)(7). To the best of my understanding, these lands were taken from the Kizh nation (pronounced Keech)(3).…

  • Creating social change

    Word of the day: Liminality

    “In anthropology, liminality (from the Latin word lÄ«men, meaning “a threshold”) is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of a rite of passage, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not…

  • Well-being

    How to send Real Hugs

    During social distancing, perhaps one of the most painful things is that your loved ones may be miles away, and it might be a long time before you see them to hug them in person. Here’s a solution: make a…

  • Abundant Harvests - garden info

    What I’m planting now, and why

    Rain in Los Angeles – can you believe it? Looking to the upbeat, hopeful, future-oriented news, here’s what I’m planting now, and planning for the summer. This past week, the rush on supermarkets was absolutely crazy. At this point, even…

  • Abundant Harvests - garden info

    Seedling Care

    Where do you get the best vegetable starts? I hear that question often. The ultimate is to start your own babies from seeds. When you start from seeds, you gain access to the huge selection of scrumptious heirloom vegetables (drool…

  • Creating social change

    Coronavirus – things you can DO

    We all feel helpless — and perhaps a bit panicked — in the face of changing info, conflicting info, and suppression of info. But the reality is here: Coronavirus is in L.A. (at LAX , UCLA) and likely has already…

  • Climate solutions

    What’s wrong with bottled water?

    What’s wrong with it: the water is not necessarily better fossil fuels and carbon footprint plastic and downcycling the entire use-it-once-and-throw-it-“away” mentality And there’s more … read about how bottled water companies are stripping water resources from our mountain ecosystems…