• 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…

  • 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…