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Free Farm Stand Needs a New Home 0


SF Park and Rec has given the Free Farm Stand until October 15 to find a new home. It’s been growing steadily since its inception, and the demand for free fresh food is huge. It would be hard to lose such a valuable resource in the neighborhood.

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Goodbye, Zucchini! 3


While I’ve been gone, I haven’t been harvesting my zucchini fast enough. This monster was hiding under the giant leaves.  continue reading »

Notes from Wordcamp 5


I spent last weekend at Wordcamp SF 2011, and I am really glad I went. I’m grateful to have this platform to write the blog on, that lets me focus more on content and less on technology, even though I am a geek. For those of you that don’t know, Wordcamp is the gathering of all things WordPress, bringing together bloggers and developers, a fine bunch of people. continue reading »

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day — Drying Out 5


Though the garden is pretty dry right now, there are still some good blooms. One big surprise this month was the fuschia, pictured above. This was here when I moved in around 15 years ago, but I haven’t seen it in quite a few years. Once the coyote brush tree was felled, it came back, I really didn’t expect to see it again. It’s growing underneath the cecile brunner rosebush, which is coming back with a vengeance.  continue reading »

A Day at Esalen 2


Last weekend I was lucky enough to visit Esalen, in Big Sur, and take a class that was facilitated by my friend, permaculture activist and educator Kat Steele. The class was called “Ecoliteracy in Action,” and is part of an ongoing series that features people who are making a difference in their daily acts. How wonderful to spend the day in the beautiful Esalen garden and hear from some like-minded folks. continue reading »

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day: Sunflowers on a Cloudy Day 3


It’s pretty gloomy here on July Bloom Day — par for the course for summer in San Francisco. Still, sunflowers are dominating my landscape. continue reading »

Grief Rewound 4


I have many half finished blog posts on gardening: propagation, cover crops, tinctures, etc, but I’m just not feeling it. I need to stay with what’s true for me. This loss has really shaken my world. continue reading »

Wordless Wednesday in the Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park 0


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Getting Back to the Garden 2


It’s the longest day of the year, and, uncharacteristically HOT for San Francisco. I wake up, and go into the garden, because I must, or all that riotous growth will die without some attention. I feel like I’m going through the motions, still riding the waves of grief, but it’s comforting to prop up a sunflower or harvest some zucchini, the garden has been forgiving in my absence.  continue reading »

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