Category Archives: Bits and Bobs

Film Screening: Fixing the Future

This documentary, showcasing working models for thriving economies, will screen in at least 50 theaters in cities across the U.S. Due to a wildly successful PBS version, the filmmakers have made a new, feature length version of the documentary that … 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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Free Mulch and Compost

The City of Los Angeles offers free mulch and compost at 11 different locations. Each location offers mulch but only Boyle Heights offers compost. You need to bring your own shovel and containers and you may take as much as … Continue reading

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