Monthly Archives: June 2012

Emerald Earth Sanctuary

Emerald Earth Sanctuary is an intentional community on 189 acres in Northern California. They offer workshops, work trades, and apprenticeships on topics such as natural building, gardening, permaculture, herbal medicine, livestock care, food processing, and bird watching. If you are … Continue reading

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Permaculture and Social Justice

Excerpt from Transition Los Angeles Press Release Come hear the story of how an ecological initiative in a small village in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe grew into a community model of sustainable living. Along the way they have become … Continue reading

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Tomato Buds Have Arrived!

Excited to wake up to my first tomato buds this morning! Even better news is that if I can grow food… anyone can! Had some trouble with some of our garden friends last week and had to clip dozens of … Continue reading

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Seed Library of Los Angeles

The Seed Library of Los Angeles is a depository of open-pollinated (non-GMO) seeds. As a member, you can “borrow” seed for your garden and return the same amount of seeds, or preferably more, at the end of the season. No … Continue reading

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How to Build a Reciprocal Roof

If you are interested in building a reciprocal roof on your new structure, see The Year of Mud for step by step documentation of his cob home project. With very few assistants, the framework of this roof can easily be … Continue reading

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Milagro Allegro Community Garden

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Milagro Allegro is a community garden in Highland Park, an area of East Los Angeles. It was founded in 2009 after the property had endured 30 years of neglect. An oasis in the city, the garden is nearly hidden although … Continue reading

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Fallen Fruit

Three artists (Dave Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young) under the name Fallen Fruit have mapped fruit trees growing on or hanging over public space. Their maps also tell you what fruits are available during which season but, lucky for … Continue reading

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Foraging for Currants

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Met up with Pascal today from Urban Outdoor Skills with a group of about 15 or so others to go foraging for currants. The first picture is a photo of what my wife and I collected with a couple of … Continue reading

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Truck Farm

If you are desperate for some fresh, organic vegetables and have a truck then perhaps you can try this. Found in Brooklyn, New York, these trucks have been turned into mobile gardens that give you fresh veggies on the go. … Continue reading

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