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Tis the season to be planning!

Tis the season to be planning!

In Martha Stewart’s book Gardening, she described her gardening January as a time to curl up in a favorite chair with all her catalogs and dream about spring. Not so in Southern California! Here in So Cal, January should be bare-root tree planting season, the beginning-of-the-peak of our cool season harvests, and time for second planting of cool season crops, if you didn’t plant them between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Instead, our “resting” season in the garden is right now: in…

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The Art of the Edible Landscape

The Art of the Edible Landscape

Imagine a beautiful front yard — a sculpture in three dimensions — that you can walk through and enjoy, that will feed you luscious organic food! How does one design such a thing?  This spring I’ll be teaching “The Art of the Edible Landscape”  at Otis College of Art & Design. Call it landscape design.  Call it sculpture in 3 dimensions (or 4 dimensions, if you count how a garden evolves over time, the 4th dimension).  Call it permaculture.  It’s all…

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Edible Gardens around Los Angeles

Edible Gardens around Los Angeles

Some of my favorite Edible and Functional gardens around Los Angeles.  All these gardens are open to the general public during selected hours (see their websites for hours and directions). in Westchester/LA 90045 … Community Garden at Holy Nativity – a small, very public teaching garden that grows food charity-style to benefit the local Food Pantry; renowned as the starting place of many other projects.  Open to the public 24/7/365 (no fences).  http://envirochangemakers.org/projects/gardens/cgathn/ Emerson Avenue Community Garden, Westchester/LA 90045.  A merged-function…

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