• My home garden

    Gardening with crutches update

    Today marks the 7-month anniversary of when I fell down the stairs and broke my ankle. What a journey this has been! Thanks to physical therapy (amazing!) and then doubling up on yoga classes at LiveYogaWellness, my progress climbing back…

  • Abundant Harvests - garden info

    Manufacture microclimes

    One of the big advantages of container gardening is that you have so much ability to adjust the immediate local “climate” your plants are growing in. If a plant is baking in too much sun, you can pick up the…

  • Designing edible landscapes

    Planting Your Cool Season Garden – Sep 21

    The cool season can be some of the most productive months in our Southern California Gardens, and the Brassica family is the star of the show. Brassicas include kale, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, cabbages, turnips, radishes, arugula, and…

  • Climate solutions

    Sea level rise in California

    In case you missed it, there was a well-written article in the LA Times about sea level rise and the California coastline. According to the article, the sea is now rising here on the west coast faster than anywhere in…

  • Climate solutions

    Air Conditioning and Global Warming

    Are you old enough to remember when George H W Bush’s snarky response to global warming was that we should get more air conditioners? Nothing could be further from the truth. A recent Guardian article shows us how air conditioning…

  • Abundant Harvests - garden info

    Organic pest control

     Bugs in your garden are an indicator, not a “problem” to be fixed. They’re an indicator of an imbalance in your overall garden system. It’s kind of like the indicator light on the dashboard of your car — when the…