Here in Marin County, north of San Francisco, we enjoy a mild Mediterranean climate, with little or no rainfall from April to December. This year we had no rain from December to February, so we’ll need to be careful in our use of water in the months ahead.
I’m a fan of native plants, as . . . → Read More: California Native Plants
One of my Master Gardener teachers remarked that “if you’re not comfortable with ambiguity, you shouldn’t be a gardener!” She was referring to the fact that growing food successfully is not guaranteed. However, the better prepared you are to work with the conditions which help your garden thrive, the more likely that you will succeed.
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Well, here we are in March, after one of the warmest “winters” on record in northern California! Unseasonably high temperatures, and low rainfall, have forced Spring to appear extra early this year. Trees, flowers, bulbs- all have burst forth at least a month before they normally do.
It’s been hard not to go out . . . → Read More: Get ready to plant your own food
When I moved into my cute little mobile home last year, I knew there were a number of pressing remodeling issues that needed to be addressed before I would feel comfortable living here. Now that I have a new roof, windows and kitchen , I’m able to focus on the outside area.
One of the . . . → Read More: Simple Fix
Happy February… hope all is going well for you so far this year. WOW! Lot’s of great things have been going on in my life. I bought a mobile home last July, and am now living happily in a wonderful community. In November I was hired as the Garden Coordinator for a children’s daycare center, . . . → Read More: SOS! Spring Of Sustainability
This has been a most amazing year for me, and I want to express my gratitude publicly to the following people and organizations that have helped, supported, educated and encouraged me:
My family~ Steve, Madalyn, Miles, Nelson, Ella & Basie, Ellen, Mike, Huck, Jared, Michael, Mike, Anne, Malcolm, Claire, Hannah, Ozzie and . . . → Read More: ‘Tis the season to be grateful!
Here it is November, already! The following article was sent to me recently by Organic Gardening magazine, and I wanted to share these ideas with you-enjoy!
Gardening in the late summer and early fall can barely be called working. Cooler, crisper days and the knowledge that time outdoors will soon be limited gives every task . . . → Read More: Do’s & Dont’s of Fall Gardening
Next Sunday, November 6, Daylight Savings time ends, and we “fall back” an hour. Personally I wish we could get rid of this whole time change thing entirely, as it makes no sense to me why we should try and juggle one hour two times a year to give us the illusion we have more . . . → Read More: Falling Back
Homegrown, organic, delicious!
According to an article by the Organic Trade Association (www.ota.com), the United States organic industry was valued at almost $29 billion in 2010, bucking the trend of flat to decreased growth in many other areas of the economy.
Christine Bushway, the CEO and Executive Director of the OTA, reported that total . . . → Read More: Organics are UP
Happy mid August! You may be wondering where I’ve been for the last few weeks, so here’s an update and some wonderful news!
Since last month I have been deconstructing one life, as an apartment dweller, and recreating a new one as a home owner. In July I purchased a small mobile unit in a . . . → Read More: A moving experience